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Experts Discuss Progress on North Korea

On June 11, 2021, Ivan Timofeev, Director of Programs, Russian International Affairs Council, spoke at the webinar “Prospect for Progress on North Korea and Northeast Asian Security” held by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP). On June 11, 2021, Ivan Timofeev, Director of Programs, Russian International Affairs Council, spoke at the webinar “Prospect for Progress ...


Are Sanctions Conducive to Korean Settlement?

... Germany did not bring any results, because it is not only China and Russia who do not want to take any measures in this regard, but also the United States, counting on the resumption of negotiations and so far refraining from harsh reaction. So far, North Korea has not been actively implementing its nuclear program. The Panel of Experts of the UN Security Council Committee 1718 (August – September 2019) found no signs of operation of the 5 MW reactor in Yongbyon, and they associate the observed ...


Have Rockets, Will Quarrel

... the number of missiles to five per launcher. Although it looks promising, there is currently no active funding for the development of THAAD ER. THAAD launch The Right Place at the Right Time? After the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime, North Korea and Iran automatically became the main opponents of THAAD, as the two countries were actively pursuing missile programmes themselves. The Iranian threat prompted the United Arab Emirates and Oman to purchase the missiles in 2011 in 2013,...


Is Korean War Possible?

... aircraft carrier and the North Carolina nuclear submarine). The exercise’s code names were Key Resolve and Foal Eagle. The purpose of the exercise was the traditional coordination training of South Korean and American troops in case of war with North Korea, drilling tactical moves, and using new equipment. It should be noted that it was a scheduled exercise. That is, it has been held annually, since 2002 between February and April, and before that, in October-November. The Republic of Korea ...


The Korean Peninsula: Is There a Nuclear War Coming?

... Jong-un’s regime; the unanimous condemnation of Pyongyang for the provocative act and subsequent calls for punishment; doubts as to whether the tested device was really a thermonuclear one; and, finally, a fear of conflict escalation and worry that the North Korean regime threatened security and could unleash a war. The North Koreans’ motives It's hard to argue with the fact that this fourth test in a row has had a serious destabilizing effect. However, the North Koreans have followed a model ...


Security and Cooperation in Northeast Asia: the Russian-South Korean Experts Joint Paper

Working Paper 25/2015 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...


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