Scott Snyder Directs CFR Task Force, Says North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program Must be Stopped
June 16, 2010
On June 15, The Asia Foundation’s Center for U.S.-Korea Policy director Scott Snyder, along with a “task force” composed of roughly two dozen experts, released a landmark report: U.S. Policy toward the Korean Peninsula, which emphasizes that “despite the difficulty of the challenge, the danger posed by North Korea is sufficiently severe, and the costs of inaction and acquiescence so high, that the United States and its partners must continue to press for denuclearization.” The United States cannot risk “the potential spread of nuclear weapons to rogue states, terrorist groups or others – especially in the Middle East.”
The Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force members – including Asia Foundation’s President Doug Bereuter and representing a wide variety of backgrounds – concludes as tensions on the Korean peninsula rise after an international investigation found that North Korea was responsible for the sinking of the Cheonan, a South Korean warship, and warns that North Korea’s continued provocations pose a serious threat to its neighbors and that its nuclear weapons program must be stopped. Read the full report.
About our blog, In AsiaIn Asia is a weekly in-depth, in-country resource for readers who want to stay abreast of significant events and issues shaping Asia\’s development, hosted by The Asia Foundation. Drawing on the first-hand insight of over 70 renowned experts in over 20 countries, In Asia delivers concentrated analysis on issues affecting each region of Asia, as well as Foundation-produced reports and polls.
In Asia is posted and distributed every Wednesday evening, Pacific Time and is accessible via email and RSS. If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].
ContactFor questions about In Asia, or for our cross-post and re-use policy, please send an email to [email protected].
The Asia Foundation
465 California St., 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
PO Box 193223
San Francisco, CA 94119-3223
THE LATEST ACROSS ASIA
2017 Asia Foundation Development Fellows Converge in Korea and Vietnam
April 12, 2017
World Politics Review: Ethnic Tensions Rise in Nepal Ahead of Long-Awaited Local Elections
April 6, 2017
Asia Foundation and Estée Lauder Companies Launch Women’s Technology Literacy Initiative in Indonesia
April 6, 2017
Asia Foundation Hosts Release Events for China’s Governance Puzzle – New Research on Transparency and Participation in a Single Party State
March 31, 2017