The U.S.-South Korea relationship has a long and complex history, with the issue having gained particular importance last year amid talk of a “decoupling” in the alliance.
In this episode, former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert discusses his time as Washington’s man in Seoul, the role of American diplomacy, and inter-Korean issues.
Also discussed? The state of the State Department, prospects for denuclearization, and past tensions with North Korea.
Mark Lippert served as U.S. Ambassador to South Korea from 2014 to 2017. He previously served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, among other roles. He now works as a Vice President at Boeing International.
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