CHICAGO COUNCIL ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS
Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been rising in recent months, and North Korea has quickly emerged as one of the top foreign policy challenges for the nascent Trump administration. With North Korea’s arsenal of nuclear weapons and one of the largest militaries in the world, the stakes are high as the new American administration attempts to confront the country that has vexed United States policymakers for years. What are the prospects for regime change in North Korea? What steps should the United States and South Korea take to maintain peace and stability in Northeast Asia?
Gong Ro-myung, Chairman, East Asia Foundation; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea; Lee Choong-myon, Deputy Director General, North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea; Jean Lee, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Former Pyongyang Bureau Chief, Associated Press; Moon Chung-in, Distinguished Professor, Yonsei University; Special Advisor to the President for Unification, Foreign, and National Security. Moderated by Karl Friedhoff, Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy.
June 7, 2017