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.
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 […]
THAAD in the Korean Peninsula
Summary On July 7, 2016, South Korea and the U.S. agreed to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Korean Peninsula. The South Korean public generally agrees […]
Pyongyang’s ‘weapons first, negotiations later’ strategy
On 9 September 2016, the US Geological Survey detected a 5.3-magnitude earthquake in the area of North Korea’s Punggye-ri underground test site. Four hours later, North Korean state television announced that […]
Rising Energy Demand in Northeast Asia
Under the OECD’s Environmental Outlook Baseline, global demand for energy is projected to increase by 80 percent between 2010 and 2050. Northeast Asia – dominated by China, Japan, and South […]