Issues in National Security: "The North Korea Problem: Solve or Manage?"

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May. 19, 2020
4:30 p.m.
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This event is for spouses, partners and significant others of military/civilian employees assigned to the U.S. Naval War College, Naval Station Newport and its tenant activities, NWC Foundation members and local-area retirees or active/reserve personnel.

About This Lecture

After two years of summit meetings and dialogue that raised hopes for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, the process has stalled. Skeptics will say these efforts never had a chance while proponents maintain there was an opportunity if the United States had adopted a more flexible negotiating position. Is a deal still possible? If not, how will a nuclear North Korea affect regional security? This lecture will examine the status of denuclearization efforts and the likelihood of ever reaching this goal in the years ahead. In the end, this is a problem that is best viewed as one to be managed rather than solved and the world will have to learn to live with a nuclear North Korea.

Terence Roehrig is a Professor in the National Security Affairs Department and Director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group. He was a Research Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University and a past President of the Association of Korean Political Studies. He has published extensively on Korean politics and security including his recent book, “Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella: Deterrence After the Cold War.” Dr. Roehrig received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

About the Lecture Series

The Issues in National Security (INS) lectures are specifically designed to offer scholarly lectures to the spouses, partners and significant others of military and civilian employees assigned to the U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Naval Station Newport and its tenant activities, NWC Foundation members and local-area retirees or active/reserve personnel. Participation is voluntary and neither reading assignments nor written requirements will apply.

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the remaining lectures will be conducted on-line. Lectures will he held on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 pm to 5:35 pm (followed by a 30-minute Family Discussion Group meeting for interested spouses).

These lectures are being offered to provide intellectual stimulation to the participants, and no formal academic credit will be awarded.

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