Understanding and Shaping the Ongoing Korea Crisis

American and North Korean flags facing opposite directions

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Date:

March 26, 2018

Time:

6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Program

Location:

RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Complimentary parking at RAND

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Program

The Winter Olympics brought about the appearance of a rare détente between North and South Korea after years of threats and increasing tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The two Koreas marched under a unified Korean flag, and North Korea invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. But Moon warned against moving too fast toward rapprochement. He said the “right conditions” must first be created, including North Korean movement toward denuclearization.

Upon return from his latest trip to the Korean Peninsula, RAND's Bruce Bennett will offer RAND alumni and supporters his analysis of recent developments. He will explain U.S. options for shaping the ongoing crisis and suggest new opportunities to pressure North Korea back to the negotiating table.

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Bruce Bennett

Senior International/Defense Researcher, RAND Corporation

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