February 22, 2024

Denuclearizing a collapsed North Korea

Bennett says agreement is needed beforehand, rather than relying on UN Security Council

Discussions of a post-collapse North Korean landscape among the U.S., China and South Korea will be necessary to solve a number of problems, particularly the North’s nuclear stockpile, Bruce Bennett argues.

In the second part of his interview with NK News, Bennett said that having an agreement in place ahead of collapse, rather than wait for the machinery of the UN Security Council after the collapse is under way, the two sides will have a much better chance of controlling the situation, said the long-time analyst with the Rand Corporation. Also, due to geographic realities, he argues that China may have to be entrusted with dismantling the North’s Yongbyon facility.