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Revisiting U.S. Policy Towards North Korea: The Capital Cable #91

April 4, 2024 • 9:30 – 10:15 am EDT

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What insights did the newly released 2024 IC Annual Threat Assessment reveal about North Korea? Is the U.S. still pursuing denuclearization of North Korea? What can we expect from North Korea amid U.S. and South Korean elections this year? 

Please join us for a special discussion on U.S. policy towards North Korea three years into the Biden administration with Sydney Seiler, senior advisor with CSIS Korea Chair, and formerly the National Intelligence Officer for North Korea at the National Intelligence Council from 2020 to 2023. Previously, he was the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) Senior Analyst and Senior Defense Intelligence Expert for North Korea, serving as the principal advisor and senior expert on Korean Peninsula security issues to the USFK Commander and the U.S. Defense Intelligence Enterprise. Seiler also served as the U.S. Special Envoy for Six Party Talks (2014-2015), where he coordinated U.S. diplomacy and policy on the DPRK and led negotiations with North Korea. Prior to that, Seiler served as the director for Korea on the National Security Council (2011-2014). A member of the Senior National Intelligence Service,  Seiler has over 40 years of experience focusing on Korean Peninsula affairs in a range of executive management, intelligence, and policy positions within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Analysis, CIA’s Directorate of Operations, CIA’s Open Source Center, and the National Security Agency.

The Capital Cable is made possible by general support to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Contact Information

Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair
Sue Mi Terry profile
Senior Fellow for Korea Studies, Council on Foreign Relations