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A Regional Discussion of the Six-Party Process: Challenges and Opportunities in North Korea

Note: Due to a scheduling conflict, Evans Revere, U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, will deliver remarks instead of Ambassador Chris Hill.

North Korea’s nuclear program is a regional problem involving not only the U.S. and North Korea, but also the other countries in the region. Each of these countries has its own priorities, objectives, and stake in seeing the six-party process resume. At a time when the process is in jeopardy, experts from the countries involved will convene at this Brookings briefing to share their personal perspectives on what is needed to get the process back on track and what tools might be available to promote the resumption and eventual success of the six-party effort to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

Evans Revere, U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, will give a presentation on the direction of the six-party talks and U.S. objectives. After his remarks, a panel of scholars and officials from China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Russia will comment on the perspectives and objectives held by each country as well as the United Nations. Their comments will be followed by a discussion session and questions from the audience. A reception will be held in the Zilkha Room after the event.

This event, which is a project of the National Committee on North Korea, is cosponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and is made possible by the generous support of The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

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