The President’s Inbox

President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip, With Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder

May 17, 2022

Sheila A. Smith, CFR’s John E. Merow senior fellow for Asia-Pacific studies, and Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at CFR, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what to expect from U.S. President Joe Biden’s upcoming trip to Japan and South Korea.


Books and Blogs Mentioned on the Podcast


Asia Unbound,


Sheila A. Smith, Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power (2019)


Scott A. Snyder, Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers (2018)


Statements Mentioned


U.S.-ROK Leaders’ Joint Statement,” The White House, May 21, 2021