Speakers: Hoare, J. (Chatham House; SOAS Centre of Korean Studies); Nilsson-Wright, J. (Cambridge University); Tsang, S. (SOAS China Institute); Wright, N. (Intelligent Biology; Georgetown University)
Date: 22 May 2018
SMA hosted a panel discussion as a part of its SMA PACOM Speaker Series. The panelists for this session included Dr. James Hoare (Chatham House / SOAS Centre of Korean Studies), Dr. John Nilsson-Wright (Cambridge University), Prof. Steve Tsang (SOAS China Institute), and moderator Dr. Nicholas Wright (Intelligent Biology / Georgetown University). During this panel discussion, the speakers examined the future regional impacts of potential US policies on the Korean peninsula from four viewpoints: the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, South Korea, China, and Japan. Some of the topics addressed by the panelists included the following: 1) What might a win-win scenario look like for that actor?, 2) In what ways might the US positively and negatively impact the evolving situation?, and 3) Under what regional and domestic political, economic, and social conditions would it be possible to achieve a complete and verifiable denuclearization of the DPRK without resorting to armed conflict?