Revisiting History

North Korea and Nuclear Weapons

2010–11 National Asia Research Associate Jonathan Pollack spoke on “Revisiting History: North Korea and Nuclear Weapons” on November 3, 2010, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


About the Speaker

Jonathan Pollack is professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and chairman of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the Naval War College. In December 2010 he joined the Foreign Policy Program of the Brookings Institute as a senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center. He has taught at Brandeis University, the Rand Graduate School of Policy Studies, UCLA, as well as at the Naval War College. A specialist on East Asian international politics and security, he has published extensively on Chinese political-military strategy, U.S.-China relations, the political and security dynamics of the Korean Peninsula, and U.S. strategy and policy in Asia and the Pacific. His latest study is No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and International Security, to be published late this year by Routledge for the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

The talk is part of Dr. Pollack’s work as a 2010–11 National Asia Research Associate and was co-presented by the Wilson Center’s Asia Program in cooperation with the North Korea International Documentation Project.