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Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus


The U.S.-Korea alliance has faced headwinds in recent years generated by the shifting geopolitical dynamics of U.S.-China rivalry and transactional alliance issues, all while being unable to agree on common approaches to major security challenges concerning North Korea and China. This report—based on the work of a bipartisan commission of experts, scholars, and former U.S. officials organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)—offers concrete proposals for a journey of revitalizing the alliance in the areas of extended deterrence, global contributions, regional relations, denuclearization and peacebuilding on the peninsula, and trade and global governance.


Hamre, James, Joseph S. Nye Jr., and Victor Cha. "CSIS Commission on the Korean Peninsula: Recommendations for the U.S.-Korea Alliance." CSIS Commission on the Korean Peninsula Reports, March 2021.