The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has over one hundred members from eighteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. APLN aims to inform and energize public opinion, especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and to do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and eventually eliminated.

CHEONG Wooksik

CHEONG Wooksik

Director of Peace Network and Director of the Hankyoreh Institute of Peace

Cheong Wooksik is director of Peace Network and director of the Hankyoreh Institute of Peace.

Cheong Wooksik is director of Peace Network, a non-governmental organization formed in 1999 working for peace and disarmament in Northeast Asia and on the Korean Peninsula, and director of the Hankyoreh Institute of Peace. His area of expertise is US-North Korea relations, especially the North Korean nuclear issue, the ROK-US alliance, Inter-Korea relations, arms control on the Korean Peninsula, missile defense in Northeast Asia, and more.

Prior to leading the Peace Network as Director, he worked as a staff member during the formative years of the Peace Network. As a peace activist, independent researcher, and journalist, he has organized several campaigns and conferences, written books and essays, and made speeches both in Korea and abroad. He earned his Bachelor's degree in politics from Korea University and Master’s degree from the University of North Korean Studies.