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US Withdrawal From the JCPOA and Anti-Iranian Sanctions: Pros and Cons

... against Iran as a way to force it to halt its nuclear program. Washington probably assumes that having curtailed its nuclear program Iran would be unable to obtain a nuclear weapon quickly. Consequently, it would not be able to follow in the footsteps of North Korea. Having developed nuclear warheads and means of delivery, the DPRK can negotiate from the position of strength. The fear of isolation or aggression would keep Tehran from leaving the JCPOA. In other words, the US does not lose anything as ...

26.07.2019

Cyberwarfare without Rules

... power, means, normative and regulatory support, but also the political will to actively use destructive ICT capabilities. In this regard, we should note that all of the United States’ current strategic planning documents name Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea as its main opponents, and these countries are likely to be the targets of any cyberattacks. National Security Advisor of the United States John Bolton confirmed as much at a conference held by The Wall Street Journal this past June (just ...

24.07.2019

Putin-Kim Summit: A Long Overdue Event

On April 24-25, a Russian-North Korean summit will be held in Vladivostok. This meeting is long overdue, especially given the fact that Kim Jong-un has had four meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, three with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and two with Donald Trump....

24.04.2019

Prospects of Resolving the Korean Nuclear Problem

... UN Security Council by holding another, sixth nuclear test and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2017, and when U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking at the UN General Assembly, responded by talking about the complete destruction of North Korea. Inter-Korean normalization could give a powerful impetus to resolving the nuclear problem since North Korea’s nuclear missile program is a result of the confrontation between the two Koreas, with the U.S. siding with South Korea for over ...

15.03.2019

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

... the discussion. The round table was moderated by Woo Yun Keun, Ambassador of South Korea. The discussion focused on various dimensions of the issues of eliminating nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, including the state and prospects of the U.S.-North Korean negotiations, the role of multilateral formats, and the positions of Russia, China, and South Korea on security issues in North-East Asia. Additionlally, the discussion touched upon the issues of the development of an expert-analytical dialog ...

09.12.2018

Any regional settlement should include a recognition of North Korea’s right to peaceful use of nuclear energy

... members of the DPRK expert community – including senior experts of the DPRK MFA Institute for American Studies. Mr. Khlopkov has told TASS about the outcomes of his Pyongyang visit and the Korean Peninsula denuclearization discussions. Q: In the North Korean media coverage of your visit to Pyongyang, you are described as one of Russia’s leading nuclear energy and nuclear nonproliferation analysts. What was the purpose of the visit, whom did you meet, and what did you discuss? A: We have maintained ...

06.12.2018

Back to Pershings: What the U.S. Withdrawal From the 1987 INF Treaty Means

... architecture (the New START Treaty is now the last one standing), Donald Trump comes across far more hawkish on Russia than Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats. In a practical sense, scrapping the INF Treaty gives Washington free rein to threaten North Korea while also pressuring China, the country Trump deliberately alluded to when announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the treaty. If the negotiations on the denuclearization of North Korea fail—and it’s hard to imagine that Pyongyang will completely ...

25.10.2018

The 70th Anniversary of the Koreas

... has the fourth-largest number of patent applications for inventions, behind the United States, Japan and China. Seoul has its own space programme and has plans to send its first probe to the Moon’s orbit by 2020 and another to its surface by 2025. North Korea certainly lags behind South Korea in its economic development; however, statements about the country’s cultural and technological backwardness are largely the work of western media. And we are not only talking about the fact that Pyongyang ...

08.08.2018

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 in the investigation of cybercrimes are not laughing: as of today, Pyongyang has one of the ...

03.08.2018

Mission Possible? Us State Secretary goes to Pyongyang again

On July 5, 2018, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began his visit to North Korea. According to Washington, at a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un he would seek Pyongyang’s agreement on a denuclearization “road map.” However, how can such a mission be accomplished? First of all, the US and the DPRK understand ...

06.07.2018
 

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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