On 5–7 December, SIPRI, together with the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, hosted the second in a series of workshops on trilateral dialogue between Japan, South Korea and the United States on nuclear spent fuel strategies and shared security concerns.
The workshop covered the connections between nuclear energy policy decisions and the three countries’ shared regional security concerns, including the challenge of nuclear spent fuel management in North Korea.
The event gathered more than 15 participants from Japan, South Korea and the United States, bringing together expertise on the fuel cycle, nuclear non-proliferation, Northeast Asian security and regional geopolitics, and drawn from academia, government and the private sector in the three countries.
Vitaly Fedchenko, Senior Researcher with the SIPRI European Security Programme, participated in the workshop along with Frank Jannuzi, Mansfield Foundation President and CEO; Ryan Shaffer, Director of Programs and Development; and Thomas Countryman, Mansfield Foundation Distinguished Fellow.
The experts had previously convened in Zurich, Switzerland in July 2018, and will release policy recommendations in spring 2019. The project is funded by the MacArthur Foundation.