Security and Cooperation in Northeast Asia: the Russian-South Korean Experts Joint Paper
RIAC Working Paper
In 2015 Russia and South Korea celebrate the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. Much has been accomplished, but significant potential for collaboration in Northeast Asia to address new and traditional threats remains untapped.
In this analytical paper experts of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Institute for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (IREEES), Seoul National University (SNU) offer their vision of a comprehensive regional security architecture that meets Russian and South Korean national interests. Working on building a new security system in Northeast Asia should begin with the formation of multilateral partnerships on specific security issues, i.e. energy security, nuclear safety, transport security, food security and international information security.
From Russia: G.A. Ivashentsov (Head), Amb. Extr. and Plen.; Yu.A. Dubinin, Ph.D. in History; T.D. Khuziyatov, Ph.D. in Economics; K.S. Kushkina; A.M. Mastepanov, Dr. of Economics; S.V. Podkovalnikov, Ph.D. in Engineering; N.V. Stapran, Ph.D. in History; A.M. Sumin, Ph.D. in Law; S.S. Suslina, Dr. of Economics; G.D. Toloraya, Dr. of Economics; A.V. Vorontsov, Ph.D. in History; N.I. Voropay, Dr. of Engineering.
From South Korea: Beom Shik Shin (Head), Ph.D. in Political Science; Yong Chool Ha, Ph.D. in Political Science; Weon Yong Sung, Ph.D. in Economics; Won Soon Kwon, Ph.D. in Economics; Dong Joo Suh, Ph.D. in Political Science; Hyun Taek Kim, Ph.D. in Russian Literature.