Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
Topic: North Korean Missile Crisis
Tensions between the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Republic of Korea (ROK) are very high, as the DPRK’s invasion of the ROK is still an event that is unresolved and only has an agreement that simply is an armistice and not an agreement to end the war. Most recently, tensions have worsened due to the DPRK’s insistence on having a nuclear weapons program. The current situation in the DPRK has largely revolved around the nuclear weapons program that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Security Council (SC) believe the DPRK is pursuing. Little is known about this program except that any potential non-peaceful nuclear action by the DPRK could result in the destruction of the whole Korean Peninsula. The SC has viewed the DPRK’s nuclear weapons program as further destabilizing the Asian continent and threatening international peace and security. The DPRK and SC have had many disputes over these missiles, which pose a threat to many nations now that they are expanding their range to reach the western powers. The unregulated behavior of the DPRK also adds to the worry that these weapons might be used against a regional or international power. As such, DISEC has been called to order to discuss and reach a conclusion on this subject.
The position paper deadline is January 29, 2017
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