The Korean peninsula is the only region in the world to have seen a nuclear weapons tests in the 21st century. The latest such test was conducted in 2017. In 2018, Pyongyang announced a moratorium on nuclear tests, which it has continued to observe to this day. Around the same time in 2018 the DPRK announced the closure of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site and the tunnel entrances were collapsed in the presence of foreign journalist (but no international inspectors) a few week later. Can we expect further progress towards a comprehensive nuclear test ban in the region? And what specific steps could be made in that direction?
These and other questions will be discussed during the SnT Fireside chat with Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies.