Reining In A 'Rogue Regime' – What's Next For The U.S. & North Korea?
Threats of a nuclear incident with North Korea continue to haunt the United States and key countries around the world.
Since the rise of current leader Kim Jong Un in 2011, the country has been mired with more international intrigue involving nerve agents, executions and other unresolved reports.
Notably, American college student Otto Warmbier returned home in a coma last June after more than a year of detainment in North Korea. He was accused of stealing a propaganda poster, then sentenced to prison and hard labor.
Warmbier died days after his release from "extensive loss of tissue" to the brain, and showed no signs of the botulism reported by North Korean officials.
Can a more formal diplomatic relationship with North Korea lead to meaningful change? What role do Asia-Pacific nations like China, South Korea and Japan, and European countries like Sweden and Russia, have in disarmament negotiations?
Are economic sanctions on North Korea effective? Is it time for the international community to reconsider their approach to the isolated nation?
Global experts will convene at St. Mary's University on March 20 to discuss international relations, military power and human rights concerns related to North Korea.
- Rep. Will Hurd, U.S. representative for Texas' 23rd congressional district
- Bill Newcomb, economist, served on the UN Security Council Panel of Experts on DPRK sanctions
- Dr. Tara O, author, adjunct fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS and board of directors member on the International Council on Korean Studies
- Col. David S. Maxwell, independent national security consultant and former associate director of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University
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