Global Dimensions of U.S.-Japan Relations Briefings – U.S. – Japan Initiatives in Asia

Financial Crisis and Future of Korean Peninsula

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19 October, 1998
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jim Kelly, President, Pacific Forum CSIS
Ralph Cossa, Executive Director, Pacific Forum CSIS

Moderator: Richard Fairbanks, Managing Director, CSIS


James Kelly, President, Pacific Forum CSIS, opened his remarks by noting that there seems to be a consensus that the world is now at a time of exceptional instability. This can be seen in the rapid fluctuation of the yen and increased criticism of the IMF from within and outside of the United States.