The Bomb and the Missiles: Whither North Korea?

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Date(s) - 11/02/17
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

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Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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The Bomb and the Missiles: Whither North Korea?

Chicago Council

Han Sung Joo, Professor Emeritus, Korea University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea; 2017 Marshall M. Bouton Asia Fellow

This year has seen North Korea test more than 20 missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles. North Korean state-run media and American experts now claim that much of the United States is in range for a nuclear strike. The rhetoric between the United States and North Korea has been harsh, yet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has indicated the US is willing to come to the table for talks with North Korea if the country abandons its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Can North Korea be persuaded to abandon its nuclear weapons program? What is the best path forward to promote peace and stability on the Korean peninsula?

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Han Sung Joo

Professor Emeritus, Korea University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea; 2017 Marshall M. Bouton Asia Fellow

Han Sung Joo is honorary chairman of the International Policy Studies Institute of Korea. He is also a professor emeritus at Korea University. Han previously served as the minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (during the first North Korean nuclear crisis in 1993-94), UN secretary general’s special representative for Cyprus, a member of the UN Inquiry Commission on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, chairman of the East Asia Vision Group, ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States, and acting President of Korea University. Han is a graduate of Seoul National University and received a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

 

 

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