This session examines the promise of and the barriers to a NWFZ in Northeast Asia and addresses the following questions: How plausible is a NWFZ? What institutional and political barriers stand in the way, and how might they be addressed? How could multiple stakeholders be effectively mobilized towards this end? Would it be better to seek a North Korean nuclear deal first, that could serve as a launch pad into a broader NWFZ, or is an NWFZ itself the optimal solution to the North Korean problem?
- Chung-in Moon, Chair of Sejong Institute and APLN Vice-Chair (Moderator)
- Shen Dingli, Professor at Institute of International Studies of Fudan University
- Tatsujiro Suzuki, Vice Director and Professor at the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition of Nagasaki University
- Bong-geun Jun, Professor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy
- Peter Hayes, Director of Nautilus Institute and APLN Research Director