2023 has witnessed dangerously high tensions on the Korean Peninsula: North Korea recently displayed enough ICBMs to overwhelm the U.S.’s missile defense system, the United States and South Korea are ramping up joint military exercises, and South Korea is considering arming itself with nuclear weapons. The backdrop to this endless cycle of provocations is the US-China great-power competition, with the Korean Peninsula as its front line. As tensions continue to escalate, how can the Biden administration bring North Korea back to the negotiating table and lay the foundation for peace? The reintroduction of the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act on March 1 provides an opportunity to advocate for an alternative path for Washington — to explore non-military solutions to the security crisis on the Korean Peninsula.
As we approach the 70th anniversary of the signing of the armistice, this webinar will reflect on the current political context and geopolitical dynamics in Korea and the United States, discuss how the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act provides a roadmap toward peace, and empower everyday people to take action.
Christine Ahn, Women Cross DMZ (Moderator)
Colleen Moore, Women Cross DMZ
Andy Kim, Congressman (D-New Jersey)
J.J. Suh, International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan)