Asia in Washington Podcast
Mar 25, 2022
South Korea's 20th Presidential Election: Obstacles and Opportunities with Scott Snyder
In this episode of the Reischauer Center's podcast, "Asia in Washington," hosts Jada Fraser and Adriana Reinecke sit down with Mr. Scott Snyder of the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the outcome of the recent South Korean presidential election and implications for important issues in domestic and foreign policy, including the potential for renewed U.S.-Japan-ROK trilateral cooperation, South Korea-China relations, and gender divisions in the South Korean public. Mr. Snyder maintains that facing a polarized electorate and an opposition-controlled National Assembly, performance and compromise will be key to determining the new Yoon Seok-yeol administration's success.
Scott A. Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His program examines South Korea’s efforts to contribute on the international stage; its potential influence and contributions as a middle power in East Asia; and the peninsular, regional, and global implications of North Korean instability. Mr. Snyder is the author of "South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers" (January 2018) and coauthor of "The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States" (May 2015) with Brad Glosserman. He is also the coeditor of "North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economy, and Society" (October 2012), and the editor of "Global Korea: South Korea’s Contributions to International Security" (October 2012) and "The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Meeting New Security Challenges" (March 2012). Mr. Snyder served as the project director for CFR’s Independent Task Force on policy toward the Korean Peninsula. He currently writes for the blog Asia Unbound.
Recorded on Wednesday, March 15, 2022. Sound-edited by Lauren Mosely. Produced by Neave Denny.
From Asia in Washington, an Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies Podcast.
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