The Trump Administration has made a sharp departure from past US administrations by opting for a strategy of maximum pressure on North Korea.  U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson recently stated that he would explore diplomatic solutions up until the day the first bomb dropped.  Wilder, based on his personal involvement in dealing with the North Korean nuclear problem, will explore what led to this crisis, the status of North Korean missile and nuclear development, the role of regional actors such as China, and the factors that need to be assessed to understand the trajectory of this crisis.


Dennis Wilder

Assistant Professor of the Practice, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service,

Asian Studies; and Managing Director, Georgetown University Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues


Moderated by Peter Clement

Senior Research Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies