Korea Strategic Talks Webinar II – Navigating Tensions: The Geostrategic Landscape of the Korean Peninsula

Wednesday 19 June 2024 / 15:00 - 16:00 / Zoom

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To further promote dialogue and exchange of views related to the developments on the Korean peninsula and in the region, the ISDP Stockholm Korea Center is introducing a new series of “Korea Strategic Talks”.

The overall aim of the initiative is to further increase the understanding of the many factors and policies that impact security developments. We invite scholars and experts from different backgrounds and nations to a conversation moderated by Mats Engman, Head of the Stockholm Korea Center.

The Strategic Talks will be live and online and recorded for later use. A typical session runs for 60 min. Occasionally, we will summarize a Strategic Talk or a series of talks into a publication.

The conversation will include two experts and we will strive to have a series of conversations within a rather short period, covering the same issues but from different perspectives. This would enable us to identify possible differences in understanding, assessments, and policies.

The inaugural Strategic Talk was held on 4 June and we are pleased to invite you to our second session on 19 June at 15.00 p.m. Swedish time (09.00 a.m. East coast time). Our guests for this session are Mr. Heino Klinck, founder of Klinck Global LLC and a former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Mr. Frank Aum from the United States Institute for Peace and a non-resident fellow at ISDP. During this second talk, we will continue to discuss the overall geostrategic situation in and around the Korean peninsula. What are the current major issues, like the newfound relation between Russia-DPRK and its implication for regional as well as peninsula security, the aftermath of the ROK assembly elections, the potential emergence of a security type regional architecture (U.S.-Japan-ROK-Australia vs China-Russia-DPRK-Iran), and what do different actors/nations have in common and can we possible identify different policy options?


This second talk will be followed by a third Strategic Talk with two South Korean experts on June 20 at 09.00 a.m. Swedish time.

Did you miss the first webinar? The full recording is available on ISDP’s YouTube channel.