The Korean Peninsula remains one of the main concerns of the international community, with problems relating to the nuclear issue and military tension resulting from lack of trust and confidence, as well as contrasting ideas on the ways of reaching a solution on the North Korean nuclear issue. It is widely understood that communication and information sharing is an imperative part of building trust and understanding between countries with such a complicated security situation as the ones on the Korean Peninsula.
The main goal of this project is to promote confidence and peace buildings on the Korean Peninsula by providing a platform for dialogue between the key regional actors. The importance of ISDP’s dialogue process lies principally in the opportunity for information exchange between parties and in discerning their views, as well as to serve as a sounding board for the discussion of ideas and proposals.
This project is also dedicated to providing analysis of issues relating to the Korean Peninsula. The main research focus is confidence building measures on the Korean Peninsula. The main objectives are not only to be a bridge between academia and policy but also to provide strategic insights and policy recommendations to decision-makers in governments and research institutions in the region.
South Korea’s Air Pollution: Gasping for Solutions
Tackling South Korea’s deteriorating air pollution is an urgent issue for the new administration in Seoul. However, there are no quick-fix solutions to the problem. In this Policy Brief, Woosuk […]
Obligations & Roles of the U.S. and Neighboring Countries for the Reunification of Korea
Current developments on the Korean Peninsula necessitates that more steps need to be taken towards reunification. With this aim in mind, Hwang, outlines the responsibility and role that both the […]
The Self-defense Capability of the DPRK and Peace on the Korean Peninsula
On the Korean Peninsula, tightening sanctions and joint-military exercises have been matched by a succession of weapons tests. Indeed, 2017 has seen hostilities on the Korean Peninsula rise to an […]
A Reflection on U.S. Grand Strategy: Trump and the Challenge for South Korean Diplomacy
Where does President Trump’s foreign policy fit within the existing paradigms envisioning America’s role in the world? Or does it represent a radical new departure? Providing a historical perspective, Ildo […]
Xi Jinping’s Foreign Policy toward North Korea
Proceedings from the 2016 NAJAKS Conference at Stockholm University, Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies.
Nuclear Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Implications from EURATOM
Northeast Asia is currently facing several nuclear issues, such as the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula and a potential arms race between the countries in the region. These issues […]