How to Handle North Korea

Cato Sponsor e‐​Briefing
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
12:00 – 12:30PM EST

Featuring Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia, Cato Institute.

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How should the United States deal with North Korea? Is the Trump administration’s current approach escalating the possibility of nuclear war or is it necessary tough talk directed at a dictator? Are there prospects for a grand bargain with China?

The relationship between Kim Jong‐​un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea and President Trump appears to have hit rock bottom (if a relationship ever existed). These heads of state continue to trade threats about nuclear war and complete annihilation. Meanwhile, Kim has made overtures to South Korea that appear to have established the first direct communication in over two years. It remains to be seen, however, if this olive branch will extend past its neighbor to the south.

Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, has travelled to North Korea twice and recently wrote a featured article in Cato Policy Report discussing his experiences: “What I learned in North Korea.” Over the years, Doug has proposed diplomatic solutions to the conflict on the Korean Peninsula from engaging China through a possible grand bargain to rethinking the U.S.-South Korea alliance. He will join this edition of the Sponsor e‐​Briefing to discuss the current situation and take your questions on the topic.

Send any questions, comments, or other feedback to Harrison Moar at hmoar@​cato.​org.