Mardi 19 Mars 2024
de 09:30 à 11:00
Flags of North Korea and South Korea Credits: Tomas Stehlik for Shutterstock
Débats Séminaires et tables rondes
Ifri Paris

Pyongyang has also increased the number and variety of its missile and other tests. Meanwhile, South Korea has intensified and expanded the range of its military activities together with the US, as well as trilaterally with Japan, while Seoul's policy-makers openly discuss the possibility of developing nuclear weapons.

In the meantime, North Korea is openly supporting Russia's invasion of Ukraine, including via arms transfers, while South Korea remains one of the few staunch supporters or Kyiv outside of NATO. In other words, the two Koreas are pitched against each other in Europe's battleground.

In this talk, Prof. Victor Cha and Prof. Ramon Pacheco Pardo will discuss the reasons behind increasing tensions in the Korean Peninsula, the position of the two Koreas in global security matters, and what this means for Europe, the U.S., China and Japan.


Access to this in-person event is by invitation only.




  • Victor CHA, Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair, CSIS; Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Government, Georgetown University
  • Ramon PACHECO PARDO, Head of Department & Professor of International Relations, Department of European & International Studies, King's College London; KF-VUB Korea Chair, Brussels School of Governance, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Chair: Françoise NICOLAS, Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri