RAND Expert to Testify Before A Congressionally Mandated Commission on China's Relations with North Korea


RAND senior political scientist Andrew Scobell will testify before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He will speak about “China and North Korea: Bolstering a Buffer or Hunkering Down in Northeast Asia.”


Scobell will discuss:

  • How developments in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs are affecting China's interests, and the economic, diplomatic and security dynamics of Northeast Asia
  • China's interests, insecurities, goals and strategies in its relationship with North Korea
  • The effects of past international and U.S. efforts to engage or pressure North Korea
  • Potential for cooperation between the United States and China on North Korea


10:00 a.m. E.T., Thursday, June 8, 2017


Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485, Washington, D.C.


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