The North Korean Nuclear Challenge and International Response

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October 19, 2017 The North Korean Nuclear Challenge and International Response

A Joint International Symposium of the Institute of National Security Strategy (Seoul) and The Heritage Foundation

North Korea is an existential threat to South Korea and is developing a nuclear ICBM to threaten the American homeland. KCNA/REUTERS/Newscom

Thursday, October 19, 2017

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Live Streamed

The Heritage Foundation

Allison Auditorium

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

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North Korea is an existential threat to South Korea and is developing a nuclear ICBM to threaten the American homeland. Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs are violations of UN resolutions and in defiance of the international community. The regime and its foreign facilitators continue to violate U.S. laws by misusing the U.S. financial system. The United States and South Korea are leading the international effort to curtail Kim Jong-un’s growing nuclear and missile threat through a combination of pressure, sanctions, attempts at engagement, and information operations. Washington and its allies must also ensure they have sufficient defenses against the spectrum of North Korean military threats. Join us for a discussion by U.S. and South Korean experts who will discuss the need for stronger bilateral relations in times of turmoil, the foreign policy of the South Korean Moon Jae-in Administration, and the policy options for sanctions and financial pressure.