US-Japan-ROK Nuclear Dialogue Track 2 Statement (2011)
May 11, 2011
In the summer of 2010, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (CPDNP), and the Asan Institute for Policy Studies joined to form a Track 2 nuclear dialogue between the United States (US), Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK). The overarching purpose was to explore how a trilateral approach, as opposed to one based primarily on bilateral US alliances, might allow the three countries to strengthen nonproliferation efforts and help create a world without nuclear weapons, while also addressing growing regional security challenges, particularly the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear program and increasing Chinese assertiveness. American, Japanese, and Korean participants met for six days of in-depth, off-the-record discussions on 7-8 September 2010 in Tokyo, 6-7 December 2010 in Seoul, and 28 February-1 March 2011 in Washington, DC. This statement, signed by most but not all of the participants, is the result of these efforts.