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The Story of a Woman and President Park Geun-hye

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Observing amplification of South Korean rhetoric, deterioration of the inter-Korean cooperation and escalation of the crisis up to allegations by the leadership of the South Korean National Intelligence Service of posible acts of terrorism, I decided to write an article that would shift readers’ attention to a no less important topic. It will not be […]

K. Asmolov – The Korean Peninsula: Another Pig War?

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The phrase “a Pig War” used in the title of this article has been mentioned in a number of previously published articles. Today, in view of another episode of escalation of inter-Korean relations, this phenomenon will be explained in detail. First, let us look at the causes of the new wave of antagonism. If we […]

Jon Min Dok – Suspension of US-south Korea joint military exercises: Prerequisite for ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia

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Mr. Jon Min Dok, Director, Institute for Disarmament and Peace, DPRK A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since the end of Cold War. The world has made a tremendous advance and the times have undergone dramatic changes. But, one place still remains unchanged and that is exactly the Korean peninsula. Needless to […]

The Korean Peninsula: Is There a Nuclear War Coming?

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Georgy Toloraya Doctor of Economics, Professor of Oriental Studies, Director of the Korean Studies Program of the RAS Institute of Economics In early January 2016, front pages around the world carried numerous stories on Pyongyang’s hydrogen bomb test. The flurry of comments that followed the DPRK’s announcement of conducting “a hydrogen bomb test” highlighted several […]

Ways an Asian War Could Erupt

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Alex Ward   At times of global instability, the places where things remain calm stand out. That is the case with northeast Asia, the area primarily comprised of China, Japan, parts of Russia and the two Koreas. Due to the generosity of the Korean Economic Institute and Korea Foundation, I had the chance recently to […]

A Korean Helsinki Process?

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SEOUL – Last month, North and South Korea narrowly avoided a catastrophic military confrontation. After 40 hours of strenuous negotiations, the South agreed to stop loudspeaker broadcasts into the demilitarized zone between the two countries, in exchange for the North expressing “regret” for the South Korean soldiers killed by a landmine blast in the DMZ […]

North Korea has reportedly banned Choco Pies

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at a biscuit as he provides field guidance at Foodstuff Factory No. 354 of the Korean People’s Army in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on November 17, 2013. (KCNA/Reuters) The North Korean border has never been a hospitable place. […]

Meeting of APIR Center with colleagues in Republic of Korea

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From 17 to 24 February 2014 Director of Asia-Pacific International Relations Study Center ( Khabarovsk ) Valery Timoshenko together with  the expert of the  Center Alexander Ivanov visited Republic of Korea to establish scientific contacts. For Russian scientists studying Russia interaction with Asia Pacific, especially with China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, is one […]