Politicized Security and Unchanging Strategic Realities on the Korean Peninsula
Despite a flurry of unprecedented inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korea summits in 2018 and 2019, the military situation on the Korean Peninsula remains unchanged. Indeed, as Kim Jong Un's remarks on strengthening North Korea's nuclear forces indicate, Pyongyang will continue to stretch the WMD envelope. However, political leaders often paint an optimistic picture of changing relations with North Korea that obfuscates strategic realities. The recently released Korea Net Assessment addresses the gap between strategic realities and political assessments on the issues most important to Korean security: North Korea’s military threat, the health of the alliance, and South Korean relations with China and Japan.
Join us for a conversation on politicized security with the authors of the Korea Net Assessment:
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Dr. Chung Min Lee, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr. Jina Kim, Chief of North Korea Military Division, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses
Bryan Port, Former Strategy Division Chief, United States Forces Korea
Dr. Beomchul Shin, Korea Research Institute for National Strategy
Kathryn Botto, Research Analyst, Carnegie Endowment for International peace
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