Материалы: ‘South Korea’

Konstantin Asmolov – Verdict in Chun Doo-hwan’s Case is Far From Satisfying

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At the end of November 2020 the lengthy court proceedings stemming from attempts made by the Moon Jae-in administration to imprison yet another former President finally came to an end. After Chun Doo-hwan took advantage of political instability in the country to usurp power starting in December 1979, students in the city of Gwangju started […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Gymnastic Wonders or Just Plain Carelessness?

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On November 4, 2020, the South Korean military deployed near the border with the North was put on high alert and sent to search for an unidentified person detected by technical controls. For the search operations, troops were placed on the “Jindogae” alert, which is issued to cope with a possible intrusion of armed guerrillas […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Seoul’s “New Old” Proposal to End Inter-Korean Conflict.

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On September 22, 2020, South Korean President Moon Jae-in “called for a declaration to the end of” the Korean conflict in a prerecorded speech addressed to the participants of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. “This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War and now is the time to terminate […]

Konstantin Asmolov. US Presidential Elections and the Korean Peninsula.

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In the United States, participants in the presidential election that will be held on November 3, have been determined. The Republican nominee is the White House’s current head, Donald Trump, and the Democratic nominee is former Vice President Joe Biden. In this context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea has launched […]

Vladimir Beik — “We have united both states of Korea in the Khabarovsk territory»

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On the 10th of June, 2019, Vladimir Nikolaevich Beik who is the President of the Association of Korean organizations of the Far East and Siberia (AKOFES) was invited to the program “Eastern gate “of the radio station” East of Russia”. Vladimir Nikolaevich brought the subject of the historical significance of the Korean Peninsula for Russia […]

Vladislav Kushnirenko – Chance meeting with the Korean delegation of historians

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Communication with other teachers is extremely important for any teacher. It not only helps to get an emotional relief, but also provides an opportunity to look at the teaching activities from the other side. Such communication is more useful especially if we are talking about the colleagues from another country. It happened in August, when […]

Pompeo warns Seoul over Korea ties

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they pose for a photo in Pyongyang, North Korea, . Pompeo said that he and Kim made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency
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(NOVEMBER 21, 2018) The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. Speaking on Tuesday as a working group with South Korea to coordinate North Korean policy held an […]

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 […]