Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
The US Interests in the Korean Peninsula and Outlook for the US-South Korea Relations:
quo vadis quo jure quo modo?
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy
Washington, DC 20036
pleased to share with you that Daniel Blumenthal
presented "The US Interests in the Korean Peninsula
and Outlook for the US-South Korea Relations" at the ICAS Fall 2005 Symposium on October
11, 2005 which was held at the United States Senate Russell Office Building Caucus
Room SR 325, Capitol Hill, Washington DC.
Daniel portended in his ICAS Lectures [ICAS
Lectures No 2005-1011-DxB] that
"[b]ecause the options are so bad, North Korea's
development of nuclear weapons is one of the most vexing foreign policy problems
that the Bush administration faces. A policy of containment and isolation, with
a view toward undermining the regime is in fact more realistic than the alternatives.
And let me make a point that is often missed -- Even if we did sign another Agreed
Framework-type deal, we could never promise the DPRK that we would let-up on human
rights issues, it is simply not in our national character".
A full text of his speech may be found in the ICAS website:
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President