For a president who was determined to break the mold in South-North relations and to support the normalization of U.S.-North Korea ties, Moon seems poised to leave office with his biggest foreign policy mark on the reinvigoration of the Seoul-Washington alliance.
The Biden administration’s North Korea policy is quietly radical in its acknowledgment that U.S. and allied security might be improved short of total denuclearization.
Join us for a conversation featuring Vicki Birchfield, Erik Brattberg, Philip Breedlove, and Suzanne DiMaggio in conversation with Suzanne Kelly, with special remarks by Sam Nunn on on the path forward for the transatlantic alliance.
The most likely nuclear risk Pyongyang poses is spreading WMD technology in the Middle East.
As President Joe Biden begins to recalibrate the United States’ role and place in the world after Trump’s tumultuous presidency, South Korean President Moon Jae-in enters his last year in power. How much influence Moon can have in shaping Biden’s North Korea policy is unclear.
North Korea recently test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles. Described by state media as “new-type tactical guided projectiles,” the missiles in question appeared to be the same, unidentified short-range ballistic missile system that North Korea showed off at its Jan. 2021 military parade.
Making any kind of gains with North Korea has been a difficult task for U.S. administrations.
It remains to be seen whether the Biden administration will change tack on North Korea policy and finally jettison “maximum pressure” approach in favor of a more practical attempt to work simultaneously toward peace and denuclearization.
Three veteran analysts sit down with Aaron David Miller to discuss the complicated relationship between the United States and North Korea.
As the new administration reassesses U.S. nuclear policy, it will be forced to make decisions about the future of the country’s ground-based, nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) arsenal.