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Virtual Event | North Korean Threat Perception and the US-South Korea Alliance: Political-Military Dimensions (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Event | North Korean Threat Perception and the US-South Korea Alliance: Political-Military Dimensions (Part 1 of 2)

Please be advised: This event will premiere LIVE on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, March 24.

Join Hudson Institute’s Asia-Pacific Security Chair and Senior Fellow Dr. Patrick M. Cronin and experts General Vincent K. Brooks, USA (Ret.), Lt. General In Bum Chun, ROKA (Ret.), Dr. Andrei Lankov, and Evans J.R. Revere for a discussion on threat perception, the utility of force, and the role of the U.S.-South Korea alliance in deterring North Korean aggression.

In January, Kim Jong-un pledged to modernize and refine North Korea’s arsenal by building “ultramodern tactical nuclear weapons,” “hypersonic gliding-flight warheads,” “multi-warhead” missiles, and land-and submarine-launched ICBM. Yet just three years ago Kim declared his nuclear program had been completed. What is the North Korean dictator up to? How does the North Korean regime’s paranoid perception of threats motivate these undertakings? Join our distinguished panel for a discussion of this important topic.

Read Dr. Patrick M. Cronin’s new report, “Fear and Insecurity: Addressing North Korean Threat Perceptions” here.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Korea Foundation.

Panelists

General Vincent K. Brooks, USA (Ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Forces in Korea, the Republic of Korea-United States Combined Forces Command, and the United Nations Command

Lt. General In Bum Chun, ROKA (Ret.)

Former Deputy Commander, First ROK Army & Former Commander, ROK Special Warfare Command

Dr. Andrei Lankov

Director, NK News & Professor, Kookmin University

Evans J.R. Revere

Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group & Former Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge D'affaires, U.S. Embassy in Seoul

Moderator

Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

Asia-Pacific Security Chair and Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

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