North Korea

Reflections of a Frustrated Nuclear Disarmer - Dinner Keynote Address

"Working for nuclear disarmament, not just in North Korea but worldwide, may be just about the most important thing anyone concerned for the future of our common humanity could be doing."

Keynote Address by Frances Adamson, Secretary, DFAT at Australia-Korea Policy Roundtable

"When the policy roundtable was first mooted ... the North Korean question was, without doubt, one of the most significant foreign policy issues the world faced."

Korean Peninsula in Crisis: What can Australia do?

The Korean flashpoint stands at a potentially dangerous tipping point. The chances of conflict here are the greatest they have been since the Korean War of 1950-53, with respected experts putting them as high as 50 percent. Yet the recent Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea appears to have created a potential diplomatic opening in this deepening crisis.

Who will be the adult in the room on North Korea?

Someone needs to end Donald Trump's and Kim Jong-un's outrageous folly. But who?

IR academics comment on North Korea's ICBM test

Ben Zala and Feng Zhang voice their analysis of North Korea's latest missile test

What North Korea and Syria tell us about US primacy: It's over

Ben Zala argues that the unipolar moment is over

Trump and strategic change in Asia

Dr William Tow argues that President Trump’s ‘America first’ posture does not necessarily mean ‘Asia last’

Unraveling the Inter-Korean Summit

After a year of escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in have scheduled an inter-Korea summit meeting for April 27. This will be the first summit between the two Koreas since 2007. It signifies a major step forward in the inter-Korean rapprochement process that began with their joint-participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.

In this panel discussion, we consider the implications of the summit for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, inter-Korean relations, and the upcoming US-North Korea summit.

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The Economics-Security Nexus Under Trump and Xi: Policy Implications for Asia-Pacific Countries

In this Centre of Gravity paper, Professor Robert Aysons explores how the links between economic and security considerations are intensifying in Asia.

Empty US threats over North Korea are serving Beijing’s interests

Professor Hugh White talks about the US's weakening strategic credibility with regards to North Korea and China's growing claim to the US's leadership.

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