Progress toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula critically depends on finding a way to constrain and roll back the nuclear program of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. UNIDIR presents a research report that outlines an arrangement for a verified freeze of fissile material production on the Korean Peninsula. This arrangement would allow to begin a verification program that would not require a comprehensive declaration of all DPRK’s nuclear activities or access to its fissile materials in military use. It would, however, make it possible to verify the end of production and provide a path to expanding verification to all materials and activities and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.
The report will be presented by the author:
Pavel Podvig – Senior Researcher in the WMDOSW Programme, UNIDIR
The presentation will be followed by a conversation with discussants:
Cristina Varriale – Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
JUN Bong-Geun – Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA)
The event will conclude with a Q&A session.
WHEN & WHERE:
16 September 2020 at 10h00-11h00 (Geneva time), Online
UNIDIR encourages the participation of representatives and experts specialized or interested in issues of disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation, and regional security.
Q&As from the event:
Please find the Q&As here.