East-West Center in Washington and the National Committee on North Korea
1819 L St, NW, Washington, DC. Sixth Floor Conference Room
November 14, 2017, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
North Korea's reputation as a "Hermit Kingdom" has long belied the extent of its international economic and diplomatic engagement. From supporting various revolutionary movements abroad in the 1970s to exporting arms, laborers, and monuments in more recent years, North Korea's global ties have been far-reaching, albeit carefully calibrated. As part of its "maximum pressure and engagement" strategy, however, the Trump administration has urged countries across the globe to reduce their diplomatic and economic ties with Pyongyang. Paired with new UN sanctions and increasingly provocative North Korean actions, a growing list of countries from South America to Southeast Asia have distanced themselves from North Korea.
Please join the East-West Center in Washington and the National Committee on North Korea for a discussion of North Korea's external diplomatic and economic relations, and what the increasing pressure on these relations could mean. The presenters will draw on data collected from the North Korea in the World project, an interactive website created by EWC and NCNK with curated data on North Korea's external economic and diplomatic relations.
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Keith Luse, Executive Director, National Committee on North Korea
Daniel Wertz, Senior Program Officer, National Committee on North KOrea
Moderator, Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington; and Director, Asia Matters for America initiative