Post-2012 Northeast Asia: Challenges & Opportunities for the U.S., Japan and South Korea

Post-2012 Northeast Asia: Challenges & Opportunities for the U.S., Japan and South Korea

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

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.  

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Global Policy

Informal Markets and Peacebuilding in North Korea

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 / Time: 5:00am - 11:30am

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.

Gender; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Economics & Environment

To Give or Not to Give: What's Driving the Current Deliberations on DPRK Food Aid?

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011 / Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

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).

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Economics & Environment; Human Rights

Health, Migration and the Future of North Korea

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 / Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

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...

Next Steps on START

Date: Monday, October 26, 2009 / Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

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.

Global Policy