Video On Demand

PONI Debates the Issues: U.S. Policy toward North Korea

July 2 – 3, 2013

Resolved: The United States should increase its diplomatic efforts to address North Korean provocations. 


Dr. Michael O’Hanlon,  Senior Fellow & Director of Research for the Foreign Policy program, the Brookings Institution


Mr. Doug Bandow,  Senior Fellow, the Cato Institute

The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) is pleased to invite you to a debate about the best path forward for U.S. policy on North Korea.  

Framed by bellicose rhetoric from an inexperienced young North Korean leader, Pyongyang’s recent nuclear and missile tests have left many in Washington looking for a better strategy to address tensions on the Peninsula. Should the United States abandon the strategy of “strategic patience” and launch a new diplomatic effort to reign in the North Korean regime? Or would a new set of initiatives only reward bad behavior with undue international attention? Experts in the field Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow with the Brookings Institution, and Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, will debate these questions in a PONI Live Debate.  

This event is the 19th installment of PONI's ongoing live debate series, which is an extension of the PONI Debates the Issues blog. The objective of the series is to provide a forum for in-depth exploration of the arguments on both sides of key nuclear policy issues. Please join us for what promises to be an exciting debate on a crucial issue for global nonproliferation and regional security.   

A cocktail reception with appetizers will begin at 6:00pm. The debate will commence at 6:30pm. 

Please RSVP to Angela Weaver.