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BALBINA Y. HWANG is the policy analyst for Northeast Asia at the Asian Studies Center of The Heritage Foundation. She is also currently completing her doctoral dissertation, entitled Globalization, Strategic Culture and Ideas: Explaining Continuity in Korean Foreign Economic Policy, in international relations at Georgetown University, where she is also a lecturer. Ms. Hwang was a Fulbright scholar to South Korea in 1998-99, where she conducted dissertation field research. She has received several writing awards from the International Studies Association and the National Capital Area Political Science Association. She has taught at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland, and has worked in the past for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and Delphos International. Ms. Hwang received a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, an MBA from the University of Virginia, and a BA from Smith College.
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Edited by Donald W. Boose, Jr., Balbina Y. Hwang, Patrick Morgan, USMC, Dr. Andrew Scobell.
On October 18-20, 2001, the 16th Annual Conference of the Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies was held in Washington, DC. U.S. commitments had not been shifted or weakened; the U.S. ability to militarily uphold its commitments had not been affected; and the solidarity of the ROK-U.S. alliance again had been demonstrated through South Korea's strong support for the war on terrorism.