Security Tensions in Northeast Asia

Policy Circle Conversations at RAND

Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017

Missiles in a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017

Photo by Sue-Lin Wong/Reuters

Date:

June 1, 2017

Time:

4:30 p.m. – Reception
5:15 p.m. – Program

Location:

RAND Corporation
4570 Fifth Avenue
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA

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Program

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been accelerating since the beginning of the year when North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced he would carry out an intercontinental ballistic missile launch in 2017. The Trump administration says the “era of strategic patience” is over and raised the possibility of a preemptive strike. China warns of “storm clouds gathering” and that tensions on the Korean peninsula could spin out of control. RAND's Bruce Bennett, an expert in Northeast Asian military issues, will discuss efforts by the U.S., its allies, and China to defuse the current situation and halt North Korea's development of nuclear weapons.

Bruce W. Bennett

Bruce W. Bennett

Senior International/Defense Researcher, RAND Corporation

Laura H. Baldwin

Laura H. Baldwin (moderator)

Associate Director, RAND National Security Research Division; Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

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