3 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Korean Dispute over the Northern Limit Line: Economics, International Law, and Security

Thu., Dec. 12, 2013 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

An equally likely candidate for starting a conflict between North and South Korea is a disputed maritime boundary called the Northern Limit Line (NLL) drawn in the Yellow Sea (West Sea). This seminar examines the roots of the dispute, the economic, international law, and security dimensions of the issue and explores possible solutions to the problem.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

The Liancourt Rocks, known as Dokdo (or Tokto,  literally "solitary island") in Korean, as Takeshima (literally "bamboo island") in Japanese.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Caught Between Two Allies: The United States and the Japan/South Korea Island Dispute of Takeshima/Dokdo

Thu., Dec. 13, 2012 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

For decades, Japan and South Korea have had a dispute over a small group of islands that are almost midway between the two countries. The Japanese name for the islands is Takeshima while South Korea calls them Dokdo. There are many island disputes in Asia, but this one is unique because it involves two U.S. allies. This seminar will explore the history of U.S. involvement in the dispute and any possible role Washington might be able to play to settle or manage the matter.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

U.S. and South Korean troops look across the DMZ.

U.S. Army

Seminar - Open to the Public

South Korea and the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella: Extended Deterrence in the Post-Cold War World

Wed., Nov. 7, 2012 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Since 1953, the United States has maintained a formal extended deterrence commitment to protect South Korea.  This talk will examine the history of the U.S. nuclear umbrella for South Korea, the role the umbrella plays in South Korean and U.S. security planning, and questions regarding the credibility of the commitment.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.