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The US-Korea Institute at SAIS and Intermedia present

Information Penetration and Government Control
in North Korea

 Wednesday, March 1, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
SAIS Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

This event is free and open to the public and press.

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The US-Korea Institute at SAIS and Intermedia present

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 – The US-Korea Institute at SAIS and Intermedia present

2016 SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook

2016 US-Korea Yearbook CoverThe 2016 Edition of the SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook analyzes important developments in North and South Korea that characterized their relations in that year. Each paper was written by a SAIS student from the course “Korean Reunification and Asian Regionalization: Challenges and Prospects,” offered in the 2016 spring semester. Their insights were based on extensive reading and study as well as on numerous interviews conducted with government officials, scholars, NGO workers, academics and private sector experts both in Washington and Seoul.

Student authors featured: Christine Brown, Jaehan Park, Stephanie Faulkner, Yunping Chen, Han May Chan, Emily Potosky, David J. Jea, Maggie Yuan Yao, Crystal Styron, Ashley N. Patton

Read and download the full report here2016 SAIS US-Korea Yearbook

Learn more about the Korea Studies Program at SAIS.

Past Event

The International Bar Association (North America), Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Defense Forum Foundation, North Korea Freedom Coalition, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, US-Korea Institute at SAIS, the North Korea Strategy Center United States, Center for Strategic & International Studies Korea Chair, Freedom House and The Human Rights Foundation present

 An Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons

Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons

Kenney Auditorium

1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

Thursday, December 8, 2016 

Registration begins at 9:00 AM

Conference 9:00 AM- 5:30 PM

Reception immediately following the conference

Please click here for more information or to watch the webcast.

An Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 – An Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons

Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 – Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons

An Information Based Strategy to Reduce North Korea’s Increasing Threat: Recommendations for ROK & U.S. Policy Makers

Commander Fredrick “Skip” Vincenzo, USN

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

“Deterrence works, until it doesn’t.”—Sir Lawrence Freedman

The United States’ current approach to North Korea does not fundamentally resolve the risks of its belligerent behavior nor halt the development of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. As these capabilities are improved, there is greater potential that Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea—confident he can deter a regime-threatening reaction—will attempt a violent provocation to achieve political objectives but in doing so miscalculates and instead sparks a crisis which escalates disastrously. While the United States has contingency plans for a wide range of conflict scenarios, executing them would be extraordinarily costly—the military capabilities Pyongyang has now amassed would inflict catastrophic damage.

James Clapper, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, has repeatedly warned that Pyongyang is “committed to developing a long-range, nuclear-armed missile that is capable of posing a direct threat to the United States…” and that “North Korea has already taken initial steps toward fielding this system…”1 With such a capability, Kim is attempting force the international community to accommodate him to avoid conflict. However, he could underestimate U.S. resolve, which in turn would ignite conflict. If the Kim regime falls, a nuclear-armed, fragmented military could strike the United States.

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