This up-to-date study is a model of how to go about writing on important issues of contemporary international relations. A small, diverse, well-selected group of American scholars, ex-officials, businessmen and journalists held a series of meetings and interviews in New York, Washington and Seoul in 1987 on Korean-U.S. relations, Korean politics and the economy. They heard a variety of views which were then discussed and analyzed. A final report then presents a coherent and thoughtful account of the most recent developments in Korea and their implications for U.S.-South Korean relations. If this model were more widely adopted, and if it were to replace the more common conference volume which usually lacks integration and coherence, the literature on contemporary international relations would be enormously improved.