Asan Plenum

Session: Session 2 / Regency Room
Date/Time: April 22, 2014 / 14:30-15:45

Paul-Anton Krueger, Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Cheng Xiaohe, Renmin University of China
Chun Yungwoo, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Robert Einhorn, Brookings Institution
William Tobey, Harvard University

Panel Description
As the hapless world watches, North Korea is on the verge of gaining membership into the nuclear club. It will soon join a growing number of states, including India, Pakistan, and Israel who are ushering in the “Second Nuclear Age.” The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) is being flaunted with impunity. In addition to China, Northeast Asia will have another nuclear state in its midst, North Korea. Anxiety over a nuclear domino is growing. Is the denuclearization of North Korea still an attainable goal? What is the future of the nonproliferation regime?