May 20, 2022

External Players and Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula 20-11-2020

The purpose of the conference is to discuss topical issues of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. The situation there affects not only the Asia-Pacific region, but also many world processes, including the possibility of peaceful sustainable development in…

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The purpose of the conference is to discuss topical issues of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. The situation there affects not only the Asia-Pacific region, but also many world processes, including the possibility of peaceful sustainable development in many countries.

2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, which destroyed the lives and destinies of many people. After 70 years, how does humanity look at what happened? Is there a possibility of a new Korean miracle – the unification of Korea into a single state – in the near future?

2020 was a year of dramatic shocks for all of humanity, as evidenced not only by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also by the huge changes that are taking place in the fields of geopolitics, the world economy, education, media, religion and culture, at all levels of society, including families, communities, cities and countries. Has 2020 brought the prospect of peace on the Korean Peninsula closer or further away?

Speakers:

Dr Vladimir Petrovskiy

Vladimir Petrovskiy is the chief researcher at the Russia-China Center of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has a doctorate in political science and is a member of the Academy of Military Sciences of Russia and an expert on the Russian International Affairs Council. Dr. Petrovskiy was formerly the deputy head of the RIA Novosti news agency regional office in Beijing and a news producer at the BBC Russian Service. He is the author of four monographic books and more than 100 academic publications on the theory of international regimes, multilateral security arrangements in the post-Soviet space, both in Korea and the Asia-Pacific and Euro-Atlantic regions, as well as international peacekeeping and conflict resolution.

Dr Harry J. Kazianis

Harry J. Kazianis is a senior director at the Center for the National Interest, a Washington, D.C.-based national security think tank founded by President Richard Nixon. He also serves as executive editor of its publishing arm, The National Interest. In the past, Harry served as a foreign policy adviser to the 2016 presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz and as editor-and-chief of The Diplomat. He also holds a non-resident senior fellowship at the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, and a non-resident fellowship at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Hawaii.

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