What are the implications of North Korea’s recent gains in nuclear and missile capabilities for the future of U.S. strategy toward North Korea? What is the state of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technologies? What are the prospects of diplomatic negotiations with Pyongyang? Should the United States pursue a different strategy toward North Korea in light of Pyongyang’s improving nuclear capabilities, perhaps including revising its alliance with South Korea? The Cato Institute will host two panels and a keynote address by former governor Bill Richardson to examine these critical questions.
|9:00 – 9:55AM|| Panel 1: Pyongyang’s Capabilities and US Policy
Joshua Pollack, Editor of The Nonproliferation Review and Senior Research Associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
|10:00 – 10:55AM|| Discussion
Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico and North Korea negotiator
|11:00 – 12:00PM|| Panel 2: New Approaches to Solving the North Korea Problem
Michael Auslin, Williams‐Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Hoover Institution