Managing the North Korean nuclear issue and ensuring peace and stability in the Asia Pacific are major areas of common interest for multilateral cooperation. However, despite the mutual preference for a non-nuclear DPRK, strategic mistrust among regional stakeholders has undermined pragmatic cooperation. How can countries effectively
To address these topics, the NCAFP organized a series of five-party Track II video teleconferences in June 2021 with a group of distinguished experts from the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, and Russia. The discussions focused on the importance of dialogue and multilateral cooperation on North Korea, as well as how each of the five countries see major power relations in the Asia Pacific and the future of the international system.