Audio: Report Rollout: Reordering Chinese Priorities on the Korean Peninsula

  • Dec 3, 2012
    Duration: 01:46:57

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    With Remarks by

    Bonnie Glaser

    Senior Advisor for Asia, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS

    Scott Snyder

    Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

    Marcus Noland

    Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

    Moderated by

    Christopher Johnson

    Senior Advisor and Chairholder, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS

    The accession to power of a new leader in North Korea has not increased the prospects for denuclearization. Hints that Kim Jong-un might experiment with agricultural and economic reforms are not accompanied by any suggestion that he is considering abandoning the country’s nuclear weapons program. On the contrary, all signs point to North Korea’s staunch determination to advance the nuclear program while undertaking efforts to compel the international community to recognize it as a nuclear weapons state.