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North Korea: A Major Challenge for the United States

November 07, 2016 at 5:15 PM 
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The Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403

Today, North Korea is at the top of issues that starkly challenge the U.S. and it will remain so for the foreseeable future. Isolated from the outside world, always unpredictable and potentially dangerous, the regime in Pyongyang is increasingly assertive. It has conducted a series of missile tests in the last several months. As part of its nuclear weapons build-up it tested a device earlier this month. All this is accompanied by strident rhetoric. Its actions have generated mounting anxieties among American allies, especially South Korea. In sum, North Korea is a huge problem area, but few are as well qualified as Scott Snyder to discuss it with WACC members.    

Mr. Snyder is one of the nation's leading experts on North Korea. He is senior fellow for Korea Studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. He previously founded and directed the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy at the Asia Foundation and served as the Foundation's representative in Korea for a number of years. Other affiliations focused on Korea have included the U.S. Institute of Peace and Stanford University where he was a visiting fellow. He is co-chair of the advisory council of the National Committee on North Korea.   

Scott Snyder is the author of numerous books and other published studies of North Korean politics, economics and foreign policy.  He is a graduate of Rice University, received his MA from Harvard, and was a Thomas Watson fellow at Yonsei University in South Korea.


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