The Asan Institute for Policy Studies co-hosted with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) a seminar on North Korean Nuclear Crisis on January 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Presentations were given by North Korea and nuclear experts from the Asan Institute, including Choi Kang, Vice President for Research, and Shin Chang-Hoon, Director of Nuclear Policy and Technology Center, and from the CEIP, including Toby Dalton, Deputy Director of the Nuclear Policy Program, and James Schoff, Senior Associate in the Carnegie Asia Program.
2013 witnessed new levels of threatening behavior from North Korea: a satellite launch that could portend an improved long-range ballistic missile capability; a third nuclear test; and declarations that the Korean peninsula would witness “an all-out war, a nuclear war.” Recent perturbations among the North Korean leadership also raise the possibility of greater instability and unpredictability. In this respect, the speakers debated how the international community should deal with the North Korean nuclear crisis in the year 2014, and made suggestions on how to create a roadmap for solving this issue. They discussed the status of North Korea’s nuclear activities, what negotiating tactics North Korea might attempt, and the lessons to be drawn in managing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions from the Iranian experiences.
Date/Time: Friday, January 24, 2014/ 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Place: Conference Room B(2F), CEIP, Washington D.C.
*Presentation materials are available.
*in alphabetical order
Toby Dalton Deputy Director of the Nuclear Policy Program, CEIP
CHOI Kang Vice President for Research, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
GO Myong-Hyun Director, Center for Risk, Information, and Social Policy, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
PARK Jiyoung Director, Science and Technology Policy Center, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
James Schoff Senior Associate, Carnegie Asia Program, CEIP
SHIN Chang-Hoon Director, Nuclear Policy and Technology Center, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Joel Wit Visiting Scholar, US-Korea Institute at SAIS