Russia and North Korean Nuclear Weapons


Date : Thu., November 30, 2017 Category : Conferences/Symposia, Category : FPRI in D.C.


Co-Sponsored by Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Asia Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Nuclear

 

Russia’s relations with North Korea are often ignored in the West, being overshadowed by China. Yet Russia has been a major player on the Korean Peninsula since the late 19th century. It was directly responsible for the creation of the North Korean state (the DPRK) and it still maintains a range of political, economic and social links. Indeed, Russia is now the only major country on more or less friendly terms with Pyongyang. We will therefore examine whether Russia can be engaged as a broker of negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, especially as our failure to restrain North Korea’s nuclear and missile program to date suggests it is time for a new strategy.

This conference will present the findings of a year-long research project on the current state of Russian-North Korean relations and the implications for US policy. The project has been conducted as a collaboration of researchers from the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies in Moscow.    

Topics and Speakers

Registration and Refreshments


11/30/2017 - 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks


11/30/2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.

Panel 1: Russian-North Korean Relations


11/30/2017 - 9:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Artyom Lukin

Presenter

Assoc. Professor of International Relations and Deputy Director of Research, School of Regional and International Studies, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok

Georgy Toloraya

Presenter

Director, Asian Strategy Center, Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Science

Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Chris Miller

Commentator

Research Director, Eurasia Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Assistant Professor of International History, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

Commentator

Associate Scholar, FPRI

Rensselaer Lee

Moderator

Senior Fellow, FPRI


Break


11/30/2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Panel 2: Implications for US Policy


11/30/2017 - 10:45 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
Rensselaer Lee

Presenter

Senior Fellow, FPRI

William Severe

Presenter

Independent Consultant

Sue Mi Terry

Commentator

Senior Fellow for Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Jenny Town

Commentator

Assistant Director, US-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University


Adjournment/Closing Remarks


11/30/2017 - 11:55 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Rensselaer Lee

Senior Fellow, FPRI


Location


Venue


Woodrow Wilson Center


1300 Pennsylvania Avenue DC Washington 20004

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Asia Program