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Andrey Kortunov and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Lee Sok-Bae Discuss Suspension of Inter-Korean Dialog

... Russia On June 10, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held a virtual meeting with Lee Sok-bae, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Russia. The discussion focused on the recent suspension of dialog between the Republic of Korea and the DPRK at the initiative of the North Korean side. Other discussion points included possible motives of the North Korean leadership, as well as the potential consequences of this decision for the situation on the peninsula and in North-East Asia as a whole....

11.06.2020

Asia Under Fire of US Sanctions

....ru/number/Rethinking-Sanctions-Efficiency-20213 4 . ‘Updated Guidance on Addressing North Korea’s Illicit Shipping Practices’, 2019, March 21. US Department of the Treasury. Available from: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/dprk_ vessel_advisory_russian_04052019.pdf 5 . ‘Non-proliferation Designations. Specially Designated Nationals List Update’, 2016, September 26, Office of Foreign Assets Control, US Department of the Treasury. Available from: https://www.treasury....

20.11.2019

Are Sanctions Conducive to Korean Settlement?

The dialogue process between the DPRK and the US is frozen, the cooperation between the North and the South is terminated Since the beginning of 2019, the solution to the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula and the issues of providing security assurances for the DPRK have made no ...

13.09.2019

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...

15.03.2019

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...

09.12.2018

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)...

05.11.2018

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 ...

03.08.2018

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 ...

04.07.2018

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 ...

14.06.2018

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...

14.06.2018
 

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