Deterrence Dilemmas on the Korean PeninsulaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
This Asia Society Korea Monthly Lecture series addresses extended deterrence on the Korean Peninsula. As North Korea has developed a larger, more capable, more diversified nuclear arsenal, US provision of extended deterrence for South Korea has become more complicated. Consequently, the US and South Korea are developing and adopting plans for strengthening extended nuclear deterrence on and around the Korean Peninsula.
Nonetheless, leading South Korean politicians have increasingly voiced concerns about the credibility of US extended nuclear deterrence for South Korea, with some—including President Yoon—broaching the idea of South Korea acquiring its own nuclear deterrent, as well as other measures such as enhanced nuclear use planning, greater strategic asset deployment, or re-introduction of tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula. Asia Society Korea welcomes three outstanding panelists to discuss these issues and how they impact regional security and nonproliferation.