Kim Jong-Un looking at a metal casingThis discussion focused on sanctions and other forms of 'maximum pressure' on North Korea and asked whether such peaceful means can stem North Korea’s nuclear-armed missiles before military strike options are considered. 

It featured two prominent experts who have been professionally involved in addressing the North Korean threat for many years. Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt serves on the UN Panel of Experts established under the 2009 North Korea sanctions resolution. Evans Revere is a former senior US diplomat and CEO of the Korea Society who today offers counsel through his positions at the Albright Stonebridge Group and the Brookings Institution.

This event took place at First Floor Conference Center, One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, New York, NY 10165.

Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt has been an expert since 2014 of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1874, which is charged, inter alia, with gathering and assessing information on incidents of non-compliance with North Korea sanctions resolutions. Formerly she was Asia-Pacific Director for the US Institute of Peace, and Project Director for China and Northeast Asia at the International Crisis Group. She was also a fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations.

Evans Revere is a senior advisor with the Albright Stonebridge Group and a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution, focusing on Korea, China and Japan.  From 2007-2010, Revere was president and CEO of The Korea Society, prior to which he was one of the U.S. Department of State's top Asia experts, with service as the principal deputy assistant secretary and acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and deputy chief of mission and charge d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.  He has extensive experience in negotiations with North Korea.

Mark Fitzpatrick is the Executive Director of the IISS-Americas, as well as head of the IISS Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme. He joined IISS in 2005, after 26 years at the State Department, and moved back to Washington in December 2015.  His research focus is on preventing nuclear dangers through non-proliferation, nuclear security, and arms control.


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Event details

Thursday 15 February, 6.30–7.30pm EST
One Grand Central Place, New York
Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt
Evans Revere
Mark Fitzpatrick
Rick Grove, President, US Friends of the IISS