Ep.139 Will S. Korea, the U.S., and Japan be able to form an alliance amid worsening Seoul-Tokyo ties?
World Ch. Schedule : WED 20:00 KST
Date : 2021-04-21
U.S. President Joe Biden, who met with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on April 17th, will invite S. Korean President Moon Jae-in to the White House for a summit next month. The leaders of the U.S. and Japan have vowed to cooperate on many issues, including N. Korea, China, COVID-19, and climate change. They also stressed that the three-way cooperation between S. Korea, the U.S., and Japan is important than ever, but the possibility of the alliance being restored is being threatened by the worsening relations between Seoul and Tokyo. Experts believe that S. Korea will be thrown under the bus for the frosty Seoul-Tokyo ties as the U.S. and Japan reaffirmed their alliance through the latest summit. S. Korea could face additional pressure from the U.S. as it wants China’s support to restart the Korean Peninsula peace process. S. Korea needs to muster all its foreign policy skills to solidify its alliance with the U.S. while keeping its ties with China unharmed through the upcoming summit in Washington. We invite experts to discuss the future of S. Korea and its diplomatic effort that will be put to the test as the Biden administration tries to pursue deeper cooperation between Seoul, Washington, and Tokyo.