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The East Expands into NATO: Japan’s and South Korea’s New Approaches to Security

... purpose of expanding the organization’s areas of activity The 2022 NATO Summit in Madrid can be seen as a momentous occasion not just for NATO but also for security in the Asia-Pacific. For the first time in NATO’s 73-year-long history, Japanese and South Korean leaders participated in the meeting as “Asia-Pacific partners”. For the first time, the Alliance named China a threat in their documents. However, having approached the hic sunt dracones (here be dragons) mark, NATO and its partners ...


Growing US Pressure Incentive to Make China-Russia Ties More Diverse

... driver for closer economic, political and military ties between Russia and China, the US factor is an important additional incentive for making these ties more diverse and intensive. After China, Foreign Minister Lavrov is making an extended stop in South Korea. Here, again, the Russian minister can find plenty of issues to discuss with his hosts that have little or nothing to do with the US. After all, we are approaching 30 years since diplomatic relations between Moscow and Seoul were established—a ...


North Korea Reloaded: Women’s Empowerment, Cyber-Warfare and Strategic Investment in Cryptocurrencies

... or abroad without being identified22. Cyber warfare is at present the main asset of the Hermit Kingdom with its nuclear deterrence capabilities. While the country is unable to afford 5th generation fighter jets and heavy equipment to be on a par with South Korea and the United States, nuclear weapons ensure the country’s deterrence against any adversary, while cyber warfare makes it possible to target public and private infrastructure anywhere and at an affordable cost. Furthermore, since North ...


Experts discuss economic cooperation between Russia and South Korea

On November 17, 2020 Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a round table “Russia — South Korea: Ways to Develop Cooperation”, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Moscow and Seoul On November 17, 2020 Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a round table “Russia — ...


Russia and South Korea: Ways to Develop Economic Partnership

... each other. At the same time, the results achieved cannot be considered satisfactory since they do not fully reflect the two states’ potential and capabilities. This study provides an analysis of the results of economic cooperation between Russia and South Korea, identifies untapped resources, assesses prospects and elaborates proposals for making collaboration more efficient. Russia and South Korea: Ways to Develop Economic Partnership , 979 Kb


War Commemorations Aim to Avoid War

What lessons can Russia and Chine draw from the Korean War to better handle conflict? This year marks the 70 th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. It was initially a civil war that gradually evolved into an international conflict, during which the Soviet Union and China supported North Korea. Last Friday, China commemorated the 70 th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers army entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid...


Will the Six-Party Diplomatic Project Help Denuclearize the Korean Peninsula?

... Korea at the time) remained up in the air. The parties recognized North Korea’s right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and they agreed to discuss the possibility of supplying the country with a light-water reactor. The United States, Japan and South Korea also undertook to normalize their relations with North Korea, provided that the latter returns to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Non-Proliferation Treaty) and agrees to operate under the supervision of the International ...


Andrey Kortunov and Lee Sok-Bae Discuss Pending International Issues

Prospects of Russia — China and U.S. — China relations as well as possible scenarios after the U.S. presidential elections were discussed at the meeting On August 27, 2020, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov met with Ambassador of Republic of Korea to Russia Lee Sok-Bae. Prospects of Russia — China and U.S. — China relations as well as possible scenarios after the U.S. presidential elections were discussed at the meeting. RIAC Program Manager Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Assistant Daria Terkina...


Will There Be an End to the Korean War?

... line that roughly demarcates the two Korean states — military fortification is piled up, and thousands of troops with modern weapons and military equipment target each other. Moreover, in accordance with the Mutual Defence Treaty between the U.S. and South Korea, the latter is hosting a group of U.S. troops of 28.5 thousand people, subordinate to the ROK/U.S. Combined Forces Command (CFC). And if Seoul does need the U.S. military presence in Korea in order to protect South Korean economic prosperity ...


The Pandemic and its Impact on Russia-Korea Relations: RIAC and Korea Foundation Round Table

... discussion was moderated by Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Manager. Russian and Korean specialists discussed the experience of the two countries in the fight against the new type of coronavirus, the impact of the pandemic on the situation in Russia and South Korea, and its consequences for the global economy and the system of international relations. Special attention during the discussion was given to opportunities for the development of Russian-Korean cooperation and for developing a common response ...


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