Congressional Attitudes and the Future of the U.S.-ROK Alliance

This year-long project studies congressional attitudes toward the Korean Peninsula with a focus on their implications for the future of the U.S.-ROK security relationship. Recognizing the key role played by the U.S. Congress in shaping American foreign policy, the project will examine the history of congressional attitudes toward South Korea as well as a the role of outside interest groups that influence the Congress. CSIS will conduct extensive interviews with American experts on Congress, former and current congressional staff, as well as former and current members of the House of Representatives and Senate, and will devise recommendations designed to help prevent relations between the U.S. Congress and South Korea from becoming an obstacle to the U.S.-ROK alliance

International Security Program