Although the situation with North Korea has improved from a year ago, the crisis still presents one of the greatest global security challenges.
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Our grantmaking requires expertise, and this is especially true with regard to North Korea. Ploughshares Fund Executive Director & COO Philip Yun is such an expert. Mr. Yun was a presidential appointee at the US Department of State under President Bill Clinton, serving as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. During this time, he was also a member of a government working group that managed US policy and negotiations with North Korea, and was part of the US delegation that traveled to North Korea with Secretary of State Madeline Albright in October 2000.
Mr. Yun recently co-authored a special report for the Nautilus Institute, suggesting President Trump might "seize the moment" to explore a security partnership with North Korea and denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Co-authors were Morton Halperin, Peter Hayes, Chung-in Moon, Amb. Thomas Pickering, Leon Sigal and Philip Yun:
His analysis on the North Korea nuclear crisis has been sought after in the Los Angeles Times, The National Interest, Reuters and The Hill. He has made numerous TV appearances as an expert on North Korean affairs. Watch him on "Good Morning Europe" above.