With new or newly re-elected leaderships in both North and South Korea and all of Korea’s neighbors and the United States, the year 2013 will see increased diplomatic movement regarding the Korean Peninsula. Accordingly, the fifth annual Koret conference will take the form of a policy workshop on North Korea policy. The workshop participants will examine the interests and policies of the new governments of North and South Korea and their neighbors toward the "North Korea problem" and consider what policy adjustments may have made possible by the leadership changes. They will consider initiatives that the concerned countries, individually and collectively, could take to begin a sustainable process of establishing permanent peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and realizing economic and political liberalization in North Korea.
The 5th Annual Koret Conference is made possible by the generous support of the Koret Foundation.