The DPRK’s nuclear missile program is growing every day. The DPRK has recently conducted a number of missile tests to the alarm of the ROK and Japan. Does the growing threat of the DPRK’s missile program destabilize the security balance in Northeast Asia? Does the PRC’s nuclear program threaten nuclear nonproliferation in Northeast Asia? Should Japan and the ROK acquire their own nuclear arsenals?
Iku Tsujihiro (SSP’24) invited Dr. Keir Lieber to discuss the emerging threat of the DPRK’s nuclear missile program, and how it is changing the security perception in Northeast Asia.
Dr. Keir Lieber is a Professor in the School of Foreign Service and Department of Government at Georgetown University. Professor Lieber’s research and teaching interests include nuclear weapons, deterrence, and strategy; technology and the causes of war; U.S. national security policy; and international relations theory. He is co-author, with Daryl Press of Dartmouth College, of The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution: Power Politics in the Atomic Age (Cornell University Press, 2020); author of War and the Engineers: The Primacy of Politics over Technology (Cornell University Press, 2005); and editor of War, Peace, and International Political Realism (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009). His articles have appeared in leading scholarly and foreign policy publications, including International Security, Security Studies, Foreign Affairs, and the Atlantic Monthly. He has been awarded major fellowships from the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Council on Foreign Relations, Earhart Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and Smith Richardson Foundation. Dr. Lieber received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Chicago, and his B.A. in political science and international relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a proud product of the D.C. public schools.