Connecting People & Ideas to Advance Mutual Interests in U.S.-Asia Relations

In response to tensions in the U.S.-Republic of Korea political relationship, in 2006 the Mansfield Foundation initiated a project intended to forge stronger political relationships among the current and rising generation of leaders in Washington and Seoul. As part of this project, the Foundation organized a series of dialogues that engaged those individuals most likely to play key roles in post-Bush, post-Roh administrations and in U.S.-ROK relations for decades to come. These dialogues were informed by the following provocative and relevant issue papers solicited from experts outside the core group of participants: