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North Korea and the USA: the simplified black and white conflict

November 28, 2017 - 15:15

Since 1947 members of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has maintained the ‘Doomsday Clock’ representing an analogy for the threat of global nuclear war. The hypothetical global catastrophe is “midnight”. Its original setting in 1947 was seven minutes to midnight. 70 years later the Clock stands at two and a half minutes to midnight, due to President Donald Trump’s comments over North Korea, Russia, and nuclear weapons. This setting is the Clock’s second-closest approach to midnight since its introduction.

To present this, Geir Helgesen will visit NUPI. He is the Director of NIAS – the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies – and a long-time researcher of politics and culture on the Korean Peninsula.

Comments will be given by Senior Research Fellow Sverre Lodgaard, whose expertise is geopolitics, the Middle East, Iranian foreign policy, nuclear arms control and disarmament, the nuclear programmes of Iran and North Korea and Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson who is currently doing research on EU-China relations and Nordic countries foreign policy towards China.

Chair Network Coordinator of the the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies, Kenneth Bo Nielsen.

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North Korea and the USA: the simplified black and white conflict


November 28, 2017


Norwegian Institute of International Affairs


NUPI, Oslo