Non-Proliferation Measures and North Korea’s WMD

WORKSHOP organized by

The Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP)

The Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA), South Korea

Friday, September 10, 2010, 10:00 – 12:00

The security environment on the Korean Peninsula is once again highly volatile since North Korea carried out the second nuclear test in May, 2009. The North Korean nuclear program is, indeed, the core issue that has affected not only the Korean Peninsula but the entire region of Northeast Asian security over the last decade. There is furthermore the risk of proliferation. North Korea is the only country that has left the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in order to build up a nuclear weapon under the pretext of feeling threatened by nuclear states.

The main purpose of this workshop is to bring the Swedish and South Korean scholars together to discuss how to solve the issue of North Korea’s nuclear and prevent the spread of the North Korean nuclear weapons.

The workshop reviews the international non-proliferation regimes and examines Sweden and South Korea’s non-proliferation policy combined with their roles in particular case of North Korea’s nuclear crisis. It also examines a possible Swedish-South Korean cooperation in the area of non-proliferation of North Korea’s nuclear.



10:00-10:15 – “A Swedish Role in Peaceful Solution for North Korea’s Nuclear Crisis”, Dr. Sangsoo LEE (Research Fellow, Institute for Security Development)

10:15-10:30 – How to bring back North Korea to the NPT? Sweden and North Korea‘s Nuclear weapons program, Prof. Thomas JONTER (Head of Economic History Department, Stockholm University)

10:30-10:45 – WMD Control Measures in Case of a Sudden Change in North Korea“,

Dr. Seungjoo BAEK (Director of the Center for Security & Strategy, the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses)

10:45-11:00 – Deterring a Nuclear but Insecure North Korea, Ms. Kyungjoo JEON (Researcher, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses)

11:00-11:40 – Discussion

11:40-11:50 – Wrap-up


Dr. Kim Koosup (President, KIDA)

Dr. Park Wongon (Director of the Office of External Cooperation, KIDA)

Dr.Yu Youngchul (Research Fellow, KIDA)

Dr. Niklas Swanström (Director, ISDP)

Mr. Roger Svensson (Senior Research Fellow, ISDP)

Mr. Christopher O’Hara (Junior Research Fellow, ISDP)