North Korea and the United States have offered signals of openness to diplomacy. But how real is that possibility? Leading experts on North Korea and nuclear proliferation gathered at USIP to discuss this urgent question.
On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted an important public diplomacy component of USIP's ongoing U.S.-South Korea-Japan Track 1.5 project called "Trilateral Dialogue in Northeast Asia" (TDNA).
On December 15th, USIP hosted a panel of current and former officials from the U.S., Japan and South Korea that examined the post-2012 political, economic and security landscape in Northeast Asia following leadership changes – both democratically facilitated and planned. Against this background, the panel assessed challenges and opportunities for the U.S., Japan and South Korea.
On July 19, USIP held a full day conference that explored transformations inside North Korea that have significant implications for the regime and the U.S.’s North Korea policy. A group of Seoul-based North Korean defectors spoke at the conference and shared their unique experiences and operational insights from conducting business in the informal markets.
In February and March, three U.N. agencies conducted on-the-ground assessments of the food situation in North Korea and reported that more than 6 million North Koreans – about a quarter of the country’s population – are in urgent need of international food aid. This panel examined what factors are driving key countries’ deliberations on whether to provide food aid to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Kim Jong Un, son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, appears poised to accept a transfer of power from his father. While the nature and timing of that transfer is not known, even more uncertain is the future of the country he would inherit. What can international experts learn from migrants and refugees about health and other conditions in North Korea? A panel of experts discussed these questions at a critical time in North Korea’s history. Read the event analysis, Health and Migration...
Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell joined USIP President Richard H. Solomon to discuss the Obama administration's next steps in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.
This public symposium explored how the U.S., South Korea, and Japan can cooperate on common challenges and opportunities in the international community.
This joint Asia Society-U.S. Institute of Peace event, which took place in New York, explored how financial sanctions and/or engagement could change North Korean behavior. Admission fee is required.
On October 26, 2009, USIP held a panel discussion with Amb. Linton Brooks, Joseph Cirincione, and Thomas Scheber on next steps for the START process and the START Follow-on Treaty.