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Where Is North Korea Going? A Roundtable

March 17, 2023


After a brief period of hope around the 2018–19 summits between North Korea and South Korea, the United States, and China, relations on the peninsula have once again grown acrimonious and tense. On Feb. 13, a roundtable of prominent North Korea practitioners and analysts dissected the state of play around the Korean peninsula. They considered opportunities for a return to diplomacy, the status of the U.S.-South Korea alliance, and the state of North Korea’s missile and nuclear program and its ventures into cybertheft.

If you missed the event, watch this video of the roundtable:


  • Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy and Director of the Korea-Pacific Program, UC San Diego; Research Affiliate, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation


  • Allison Hooker: Senior Vice President of American Global Strategies
  • Jeffrey Lewis: Professor and Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Project at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • Jean H. Lee: Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Scott Snyder: Senior Fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

This program was made possible by the cooperation of the National Committee on North Korea.

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