How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea?

Date and Time
November 6, 2017 9 AM - 12 PM EST
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Governor Bill Richardson
Joe Cirincione
Suzanne DiMaggio
Joshua Pollack
Michael Auslin
Rajan Menon

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.

8:30– 9:00AM Registration
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
Suzanne DiMaggio, Senior Fellow at New America and Director of a U.S.–North Korea dialogue
Joe Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund

Moderator: Eric Gomez, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

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10:00 – 10:55AM Discussion

Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico and North Korea negotiator
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

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11:00 – 12:00PM Panel 2: New Approaches to Solving the North Korea Problem

Michael Auslin, Williams‐​Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Hoover Institution
Rajan Menon, the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science, City College of New York
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Moderator: John Glaser, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute

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