2nd Meeting of “Panel on Peace and Security of Northeast Asia (PSNA)”


Date: June 24-25, 2017
Venue: The Continental Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Co-hosted by:
Blue Banner, Mongolia
Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA)
Cooperated by:
Asia Pacific Leadership for Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (APLN)



This is the second PSNA workshop and it will be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with collaboration with Blue Banner and APLN. The main objectives of the workshop is to review critical issues identified by the previous workshop and discuss current topics in order to enhance mutual understanding of regional security issues in Northeast Asia. This time, we plan to issue Co-Chairs’ policy statement and summarize the discussion for future reference. The workshop will be done under the Chatham House Rule.

Friday, June 23             Arrival

Saturday, June 24

Registration (Venue: Conference Hall, 2nd floor)


Opening Remarks: Jargalsaikhan Enkhsaikhan
Overview of the past activities: Tatsujiro Suzuki
RECNA’s new publication (English Journal) announcement: Fumihiko Yoshida
9:50-12:30 Session 1: U.S. Nuclear Policy and Its Implication to the Security of Northeast Asia
Now a few months have passed since the Trump Administration is in power. This session is intended to assess implications of new US nuclear policies under the Trump Administration to the security of Northeast Asia, including possible responses of other nuclear weapon countries in the region.
(Chair: Jargalsaikhan Enkhsaikhan)

Paper Presentations:

Morton H. Halperin      [Paper]
Alexander I. Nikitin


Nobuyasu Abe (APLN)
Fumihiko Yoshida

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
12:30-14:00 Lunch (Venue: Venus Restaurant, 1st floor)
13:30-14:30 Press Conference (Venue: “VIP room,” 1st floor)
14:45-17:45 Session 2: Prohibition Treaty Negotiation and NPT Review Process
This session will focus on the recent new developments in global nuclear disarmament efforts, especially on the negotiation for legal instruments to prohibit nuclear weapons at the UN and its possible impacts on the NPT review process.
(Chair: Michael Hamel-Green)

Paper Presentations:

Mitsuru Kurosawa
Ramesh Thakur (APLN)      [Paper]


Mark Suh
Masao Tomonaga




Reception/Dinner (Venue: Venus Restaurant, 1st floor)


Shijeekhuu Odonbaatar, Ambassador, Head of Policy Planning Department, Foreign Ministry of Mongolia

Sunday, June 25

9:00-12:00 Session 3: Issues for a Future NEA-NWFZ Treaty
This session is intended to focus on future of Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty, and its possible contribution to regional security issues and ways to initiate .
(Chair: Peter Hayes)

Paper Presentations:

Michael Hamel-Green (Scope of NEA-NWFZ)      [Paper]
Hiromichi Umebayashi (Japanese Perspectives)
Jae-Jung Suh (Korean Perspectives)
Zhenqiang Pan (Chinese Perspectives)


Jargalsaikhan Enkhsaikhan
Zhao Tong (APLN)

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
12:00-13:30 Lunch (Venue: Venus Restaurant, 1st floor)
13:30-15:00 Session 4: Civilian Nuclear Program in Northeast Asia
This session will focus on key policy issues associated with civilian nuclear programs in Northeast Asia and its implications for peace and security of the region, including possible regional framework and cooperation in nuclear fuel cycle activities.
(Chair: Mark Suh)

Paper Presentations:

Peter Hayes
Tatsujiro Suzuki      [Paper]    [Slide]


Jungmin Kang

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:15 Session 5: Summary and Next Steps for PSNA (PSNA Members Only)
This session will summarize the discussion of this workshop and discuss future next steps for PSNA and plan for the next year’s meeting.
(Chair: Tatsujiro Suzuki)
17:15-17:30 Closing Remarks: Morton H. Halperin
18:30- Dinner (Restaurant “Silk Road” nearby the hotel)

Monday, June 26        Departure

Program (PDF)    Participants List (PDF)    Photo Gallery


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