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ISDP Forum: A Roadmap for North Korea’s Denuclearization
September 24, 2014 - 10:00-11:30
With Dr. Chang-kwoun Park, a senior research fellow at the Center for Security and Strategic Studies at KIDA, the Korea Institute for Defence Analyses, and currently a guest researcher at ISDP.
The denuclearization of North Korea is a great challenge not only to South Korea but also for regional and global security. The Six Party Talks, the only mechanism for negotiations over denuclearization, have been stalled since 2009 and show no hope of being resumed any time soon. North Korea has meanwhile continued to strive ahead with its nuclear program, having conducted three nuclear tests. The situation has seemingly reached an impasse, which prompts important questions. What is the current status concerning North Korea’s nuclear program? Does a window of opportunity for denuclearization negotiations still exist? If so, what would be a possible approach and roadmap for achieving denuclearization?
RSVP to Ms. Pauline Dupuis at [email protected]
Location: ISDP, Västra Finnbodavägen 2, Stockholm-Nacka.
Park Chang Kwoun is a retired South Korean Navy Captain. He is a senior research fellow at the Center for Security and Strategic Studies at KIDA, the Korea Institute for Defence Analyses. He graduated from the ROK Naval Academy in 1981 and received Ph.D in Political Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the United States. He worked at the Policy and Strategy division of the Ministry of National Defense and as Joint Chief of Staff for five years, and commanded patrol ships and LST in the Navy. He joined KIDA in 2003 and worked as a director of the Center for Security and Strategic Studies from 2007 to 2008 and Chief of Defense Strategy Studies from 2009 to 2012.
He has published an annual report on Korea’s Security and Defense Strategy since 2009 with others and authored many books, including The Future of U.S.-China Relations and ROK’s Security in 2010, Mid- and Long Term Security Strategy of South Korea and Future Directions for Its Defense Development in 2011, and Strengthening Extended Deterrence for the ROK-US Alliance in 2012. He has also written many articles on defense and strategy, including “ROK-US Cooperation in Preparing for Hostile Actions by North Korea in Possessing of Nuclear Weapons” in 2010 and “Increasing North Korean Ballistic Missile Threats and South Korea’s Counter Strategies” in 2012.