Reinvigorating Diplomacy with North Korea

Despite the high-profile summits with North Korea during the Trump administration, diplomacy failed to achieve the United States’ stated goal of the complete, fully verified, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea. The threat from North Korea has continued to grow, with the country conducting nine missile tests last year. North Korea has signaled that it will respond to good will in kind and force with a show of strength, and the Biden administration will need to decide which direction to take its North Korea policy. How can the United States, Japan, and South Korea find common ground and revitalize diplomacy to reduce the threat from North Korea?

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with leading experts on how the United States, South Korea, and Japan can work together to reinvigorate diplomacy with North Korea.

Keynote speaker:
Marc Knapper, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Panelists:
Frank Aum, Senior Expert on North Korea, United States Institute of Peace
Jessica Lee, Senior Research Fellow on East Asia, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
Yasuyo Sakata, Professor of International Relations, Kanda University of International Studies

Moderator:
Abigail Bard, Asia Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress