Track II diplomacy may not result in a final solution but it does offer alternative routes to sustained engagement.
Michael Ardaiolo discusses track II diplomacy as a concept as well as its particular use in negotiations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with Fred Carriere.
Fred Carriere is a Research Professor for the Department of Political Science at Syracuse’s Maxwell School and a Pacific Century Institute Senior Fellow in the Korean Peninsula Affairs Center. He also is a consulting professor at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. While living in Korea for 20 years he was employed by the Korea Fulbright Commission, initially as its educational counseling officer and later as its executive director.
photo credit: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times, the New York Philharmonic at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea