North Korea is believed to be on the verge of a significant, even “game changing,” breakout in its nuclear capabilities. With concerns mounting over what that will mean for regional and U.S. national security, we spoke with Robert Litwak, one of the nation’s foremost experts on nonproliferation. His thoughts on confronting the growing threat are outlined in his latest book, Preventing North Korea’s Nuclear Breakout. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

RSVP Now to a book discussion with author Robert Litwak and Discussant David Sanger on March 7. 

Guest

Robert S. Litwak is vice president for scholars and director of international security studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is also a consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Litwak served on the National Security Council staff as director for nonproliferation in the first Clinton administration. He was an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Oxford University. Dr. Litwak is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and received a doctorate in international relations from the London School of Economics. His latest book is “Preventing North Korea’s Nuclear Breakout” and it is available to read  online at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/preventing-north-koreas-nuclear-breakout

Host
John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.