[Book Launch] Nuclear Crises with North Korea and Iran: From Transformational to Transactional Diplomacy

The Woodrow Wilson Center

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027

October 8, 2019, 12:00 pm EDT to 1:00 pm EDT

The ongoing nuclear impasses with both North Korea and Iran reflect a persisting tension in U.S. policy: Should diplomacy be transactional, focused narrowly on the discrete nuclear challenge, or transformational, comprehensively addressing these regimes’ objectionable behavior? Rhetorically, with both North Korea and Iran, the Trump administration aspires for the transformational. Breaking the impasses requires a pivot from a transformational strategy to the transactional. Transactional diplomacy with limited objectives offers a plausible pathway for constraining, not eliminating, these states’ threatening capabilities.

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Robert Litwak, Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies

David Sanger, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times; and former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Jane Harman (introduction), Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center

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