U.S.-Japan-China-ROK Quadrilateral Meeting on North Korea and the Future of the Korean Peninsula: One Last Chance for Diplomacy?

U.S.-Japan-China-ROK Quadrilateral Meeting on North Korea and the Future of the Korean Peninsula: One Last Chance for Diplomacy?

U.S.-Japan-China-ROK Quadrilateral Meeting on North Korea and the Future of the Korean Peninsula: One Last Chance for Diplomacy?

Introduction: The NCAFP's Forum on Asia-Pacific Security (FAPS) held a quadrilateral meeting with American, Japanese, Chinese and South Korean experts, on North Korea and the Future of the Korean Peninsula on May 23, 2014 in New York. The meeting followed a two-day trilateral meeting among American, Japanese and Chinese experts on the U.S.-Japan-China triangle and a separate report on that meeting has already been issued.

The quadrilateral meeting primarily addressed the gathering threat from North Korea to the region. Participants reviewed several aspects of the North Korean issue: how to assess the North Korean nuclear and missile threat; the role of multilateral diplomacy in dealing with North Korea; the prospects for resuming the Six-Party Talks; what to do if diplomacy fails; and the need for a larger strategic vision of the future of the Korean Peninsula. There was also a discussion of several larger regional security issues.

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