Fallout: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and Indo-Pacific Security – La Trobe Asia event

A shift is coming to the Korean peninsula. North Korea is on the cusp of being able to target the United States with nuclear weapons, and after sixty-five years of an uneasy peace, President Donald Trump has fundamentally shifted longstanding U.S. nuclear non-proliferation and North Korea policy in considering a meeting with young North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un.

Wednesday 20 June
6pm – 7pm
City Campus, Level 2 Room 2.10, 360 Collins St, Melbourne



How does North Korea’s nuclear program destabilise the fragile Indo-Pacific order, how could the Trump-Kim talks produce denuclearisation, arms control or nuclear war, and what are the implications of all of this for Australia? What does the historical record reveal about the implications of North Korea’s nuclear program for regional stability?

Dr Michael Cohen is a Senior Lecturer at the National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and an expert on nuclear weapons proliferation and the Korean peninsula. He is the author of When Proliferation Causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises (Georgetown University Press: 2017) and co-editor of North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: Entering the New Era of Deterrence (Georgetown University Press: 2017, with Sung Chull Kim).

This event is the Melbourne book launch of When Proliferation causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises published by Goergetown University Press.