From Crisis to Peace-making in Korea: President Moon Jae-in’s peace initiative Seminar-debate
What is the prospect of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula in 2019? A debate with Moon Chung-in, special advisor for unification and national security affairs to ROK President Moon Jae-in.
Last year witnessed a geopolitical seism with three inter-Korean summits and the historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore. In the process, the tensions that increasingly risked boiling over into war were significantly eased and inter-Korean exchanges have been expanding, with Kim Jong-un expressing a willingness to denuclearize. Will such breakthroughs lead the Peninsula to finally achieve denuclearization and a lasting peace? There is still a long way to go. What are the key issues that need to be addressed, and what are the prospects of another summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump and a historic visit of the North Korean leader to South Korea? With South Korea playing a pivotal role, what is the strategy of ROK President Moon Jae-in?
Moon Chung-in is special advisor for unification and national security affairs to the ROK president. He is also distinguished university professor at Yonsei University, Krause distinguished fellow at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, and editor-in-chief of Global Asia, a quarterly journal in English. He was Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University and served as Ambassador for International Security Affairs of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Trade and Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative, a cabinet-level post.
Françoise Nicolas, Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri
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