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The Republic of Korea’s national interests in the Arctic

Anna None Ryzhova

The North East Asian States’ common Arctic strategy may appear

Putin, Kim Jong-un can discuss UN sanctions against North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un can raise the issue of easing international sanctions against North Korea during the upcoming negotiations, Roman Lobov, a Valdai Club expert and a Research Fellow at the Center for Asia and Pacific Region at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, told TASS on Tuesday.

Inter-Korea summit: long-awaited steps towards peace

The inter-Korean summit, successfully held on Friday, has showed that the meeting of the leaders of the DPRK and the United States will take place, RISS expert Roman LOBOV said. According to him, such increase in diplomatic activity became possible because “Kim Jong-un has a strong negotiating position. He has the necessary minimum of nuclear missile capability to prevent external invasion. At the same time, the North Korean leader is interested in de-escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula.”

Alliance with the USA prevents convergence between South Korea and North Korea

Alliance of South Korea with the United States prevents its rapprochement with the DPRK, RISS expert Vladimir SVEDENTSOV said. “Convergence between the two Koreas provokes the cooling of relations between Seoul and Washington, that is to say, the weakening of the Alliance”, he added.

UN sanctions against the DPRK aggravate the situation on the Korean Peninsula

New sanctions against North Korea imposed by the UN Security Council hurt the interests of ordinary citizens, RISS expert Vladimir SVEDENTSOV said. North Korea’s economy has already shown its resilience despite the tightening of the sanctions regime. “Even in 2017, when sanctions against the DPRK were tightened, the economy grew by 3.5% due to its high resistance to external factors”, the orientalist added.

War of words leads to rising US-North Korean tensions — Russian expert

US President Donald Trump said that he was considering "stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea"

US leaders have no legal grounds for military assault on DPRK, says RISS expert

"The situation offers big chances for a gradual diplomatic settlement of the crisis even if Washington and Pyongyang continue exchanging military threats," Dr. Andrei Gubin said

The Russian-Korean round table was held in RISS

A round table on topical issues of the Asia-Pacific region and Russian-Korean bilateral cooperation was held on 26 July in RISS together with the Korean Institute for National Unification (KINU).

RISS Director on South Korea's Presidential Elections

Mikhail None Fradkov

The country voted for the right to conduct independent foreign policy

RISS on perspectives of finding a diplomatic solution to the problem of development of the North Korean nuclear missile program

Escalation of tensions in the Asia-Pacific region, near the Korean Peninsula in particular, is a major focus of interest of international research centres and experts.