Hosted by: American Enterprise Institute
When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Seoul on February 19, the question of how to deal with the North Korea problem will be high on her agenda. The Obama administration inherits a now-nuclear North Korean state and stalemated six-party talks on denuclearization in the DPRK. Pyongyang remains bellicose toward America’s allies in Japan and South Korea. And the North Korean regime has been utterly unapologetic about its systematic human rights abuses.
Can new directions in North Korea policy more effectively promote America’s security and humanitarian interests? What approach is the Obama administration considering? What additional ideas for dealing with the Kim Jong Il regime merit fresh consideration? Please join us as Peter Ackerman, an expert on strategic nonviolent resistance; David Asher, former coordinator of the Department of State's North Korea working group and former senior adviser for East Asian affairs; and L. Gordon Flake, executive director of the Mansfield Foundation, discuss new options for the Obama administration's North Korea policy. AEI’s Nicholas Eberstadt will moderate.
Added by insideronline on February 12, 2009