Verifying North Korean Denuclearization: Where Do We Go from Here?

CSIS Headquarters, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC.

23 July 2018

The International Crisis Group is partnering with the Center for Strategic & International Studies to host a meeting in Washington D.C. on next steps for North Korea and the U.S. following the Singapore Summit.

More than one month after the Singapore Summit, big questions remain about where the United States and North Korea will go next in their discussions over denuclearization.  Many attribute the slow progress to disparate definitions of denuclearization on the part of Washington and Pyongyang. This conference brings together regional and technical experts to take stock of the road ahead, including through an examination of:

  1. Why do the United States and North Korea have different definitions of denuclearization? 
  2. What are the appropriate standards for a verification protocol for North Korea's denuclearization? 
  3. What are realistic goals for a denuclearization agreement? 
  4. What can we expect from the next phase of negotiations?

This event will take place at 13:30-16:45 GMT on 23 July and will be live-streamed here.

Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS

2:15 PM | SESSION I: Verification Standards for North Korean Denuclearization
Mr. Stephen Pomper, Program Director, United States, International Crisis Group
Ms. Rebecca Hersman, Director, Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS
Mr. Richard Johnson, Senior Director Fuel Cycle and Verification, Nuclear Threat Initiative
Mr. William Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
3:30 PM | SESSION II: Taking Stock: Where Do We Go from Here?
Mr. David Nakamura, Staff Writer, The Washington Post
Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, CSIS; D.S. Song-KF Professor in Government and International Affairs, Georgetown University
Mr. Christopher Green, Senior Adviser, Korean Peninsula, International Crisis Group
Dr. Sue Mi Terry, Senior Fellow, Korea Chair, CSIS

For more information and registration see the CSIS website

International Crisis Group Experts

Stephen Pomper

Chief of Policy

Christopher Green

Senior Consultant, Korean Peninsula

Center for Strategic & International Studies Experts

Victor Cha

Senior Advisor and Korea Chair

Rebecca Hersman

Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, and Senior Adviser, International Security Program

Sue Mi Terry

Senior Fellow, Korea Chair

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