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Prospects of Resolving the Korean Nuclear Problem

Settling the nuclear problem of the Korean Peninsula is a new and unique task of global significance The tensions that have surrounded the Korean Peninsula in recent years are among the principal threats to international security. The world once again started discussing the possibility of a nuclear war when Pyongyang violated the resolutions of the UN Security Council by holding another, sixth nuclear test and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2017, and when U.S. President Donald...


Russia-South Korea Roundtable on the Situation with the Korean Peninsula

On December 5, 2018, a Russia-South Korea Roundtable on the Situation with the Korean Peninsula was held in Moscow. On December 5, 2018, a Russia-South Korea Roundtable on the Situation with the Korean Peninsula was held in Moscow. Wi Sung Rak, former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Russia, made a report at the event. RIAC members Gleb Ivashentsov and Anton Khlopkov, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC General Director, RIAC experts Vladimir Petrovsky, Dmitry Streltsov, and Alexander Fedorovsky, as...


Anti-Russia Sanctions: A Fall Lull?

Investors are now waiting for November when the Americans are to declare more sanctions over the chemical incidents (Syria and Skripal) After the high-profile events of August, an unusual lull befell the battlefields of the sanctions war. The sanctions have ceased for the time being to be a direct cause of volatility in the stock market and foreign exchange markets. Investors are now waiting for November when the Americans are to declare more sanctions over the chemical incidents (Syria and Skripal)...


North Korea's Cyber

How DPRK Created World's Most Effective Cyber Forces In 2016, when a spelling error stopped North Korean hackers from stealing USD 1 billion from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Internet users made fun of the programmers. However, experts involved ...


Kazakhstan, the Requisite Model and Mediator to North Korean Denuclearization

... non-proliferation multilateral regime. It joined the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1994, ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 2002, and became party to the Additional Protocol of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2004 . The DPRK began to pursue nuclear weapons in 1963, but their requests for help in this endeavor were denied by both China and the Soviet Union. Soviet scientists were sent in early to help North Korea develop peaceful nuclear energy. In 1985, North Korea ratified ...


North Korea's Nuclear, A View from Moscow

... mediation efforts on the issue, yet some of the contemporary drivers of the Russian position, in part, have to do with realities that emerged over recent years. The Soviet Union was the first to recognize the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on October 12 th , 1948. Following the Korean war (1950–1953) where the Soviets had been supporting North Korea, in 1961 the two states signed a bilateral agreement on “friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance.” The USSR was instrumental ...


Trump — Kim Summit: A Gamble beyond Optics

US and North Korea have called the Summit a historic success, but it was also a compulsion in light of lack of alternatives The world is talking of this Summit as a historic moment with hopes that it will bring peace to Korean Peninsula. Reading between the lines, beyond the niceties and magnificent optics displayed, some realities do emerge, which will indicate that it is beginning of a great gamble by both sides. This issue had crossed the limit of being a bilateral one and it impacts other stakeholders...


Improving Relations between the DPRK and the Republic of Korea is a Prerequisite for Resolving the Korean Crisis

... of such topics. "Journalists and general public pay great attention to the North Korean nuclear missile program, leaving aside the issue of regulating relations between the two Korean states. Though it is the improvement of relations between the DPRK and the Republic of Korea that is a prerequisite for resolving the crisis," — stated Gleb Ivashentsov, RIAC Vice President, Russian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea in 2005-2009. In the course of a dynamic discussion, experts expressed ...


Not Just for Christmas

The Symbiosis of Peace and Non-Proliferation in the Korean Peninsula It was the most miraculous Christmas truce since the First World War. After a year in which the prospect of conflict on the Korean peninsula never appeared greater, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea offered an unexpected olive branch to the Republic of Korea. Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un hinted at rapprochement in his New Year address ; eight days later, his envoy met with interlocutors from South Korean President Moon...


Washington-Pyongyang Talks: Guarantees Are Required

There are many obstacles for the meeting, and we have to wait for what the DPRK will say and how the US will behave before and in course of the negotiations Chung Eui-yong, Head of the National Security Office under the president of South Korea, said, while speaking to reporters in Washington, that president Trump had expressed ...


Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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