Chatham House Korean Peninsula Peace Forum

A one-day conference at Chatham House to examine the state of play on the Korean peninsula following February’s summit in Hanoi. Update: the conference is now fully subscribed. Korean Peninsula Peace Forum: Prospects for Lasting Peace on the Korean Peninsula Friday 12 April 2019 Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London SW1Y 4LE […]

Talk by ROK Ambassador Enna Park – Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula Opportunities and Challenges

A speical early evening talk by Ambassador Park: Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula Opportunities and Challenges Speaker: HE Ambassador Enna Park The River Room | Kings College | Strand Tuesday 5 March 2019 17:30-18:30 | Register via Eventbrite Last year saw a great shift in the situation on the Korean peninsula. North Korea stopped its […]

LSE roundtable: New Reconciliations – the two Koreas

A talk on inter-Korea relations as part of LSE’s New World (Dis)Orders Festival: New Reconciliations: the two Koreas Wednesday 27 February 2019 7:30pm to 8:30pm | Registration required: Ticket information LSE | Wolfson Theatre | New Academic Building | Campus Map Dr Jeong-Im Hyun (University of Central Lancashire), Dr Owen Miller (SOAS), Prof Vladimir Tikhonov […]

Kim Jong Un’s 2019 New Year Address

The following is the text of Kim Jong Un’s 2019 New Year Address, sourced from Rodong Sinmun: New Year Address of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un for 2019 Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un made the New Year Address for 2019. The full text of the New Year Address reads: Dear people and service personnel […]

President Moon’s 2019 New Year Message

President Moon’s New Year Message for this year was delivered by video hologram. The below is an unofficial transcript: My fellow Koreans, I wish you a happy New Year and good health. Are you surprised? Reflecting my wish to meet each and every one of you personally, I’m sending greetings as a hologram this year. […]

Korean Peninsula Peace Forum

The situation in the Korean Peninsula has made many headlines in the last couple of years. With North Korea’s all out attempt to attain nuclear and ICBM capabilities in defiance of the international sanctions and pressure campaign led by President Donald Trump and US allies around the world, the situation looked precarious and dangerous. However, […]

ROK-UK Forum on the peaceful unification of the peninsula

Registration is required for this event. Please email sylviapark at live dot co dot uk if you wish to attend, with details of your Full name Affiliation Contact details including phone number. ROK-UK Peaceful Unification Forum “The Korean Peninsula – Peace Building International Co-operation” Monday 5th November 2018, 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London […]

Text of the Pyongyang Joint Declaration

The following is the unofficial translation of the communique issued from the Pyongyang summit. President Moon’s statement following the summit can be found on the Blue House website. At the bottom of this post is a link to download a translation of the military accord that was signed at the same time. Pyongyang Joint Declaration […]

The Singapore Summit: the Joint Statement

Here is the official text from the Summit: Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim […]

Text of the Panmunjeom Declaration

I’m wondering why a text as significant as this one is not prominently displayed on the Chongwadae or Ministry of Unification websites. The following is the unofficial translation you can find in the English-language newspapers. If there’s a materially different official version that subsequently comes to light I’ll repost. Update 12 May 2018 – I’ve […]

The Korea Crisis, the Moon Jae-in Government, and Olympic Peace

Somewhat late notice of a highly topical talk: The Korea Crisis, the Moon Jae-in Government, and Olympic Peace Prof. Chung-in Moon Special Presidential Advisor for Unification, Foreign and Security Affairs Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University, Korea 30 January 2018, 5-6.30pm Venue: SOAS, Brunei Gallery Room B202 All welcome | No registration required Organised […]

That Robert Kelly BBC interview…

Gathered together in one place for your entertainment… The original live BBC interview with Robert Kelly in March 2017: A follow-up interview with the whole family: Ellen DeGeneres analyses the footage: And the best spoof I’ve come across: The Guardian has an interview with Robert Kelly here.

Event news: LSE SU Korea Future Forum

How refreshing to have a whole day conference on Korea without a mention of hallyu or the DPRK in the detailed programme (though security on the peninsula has a dedicated panel session in the afternoon). Buy tickets for the LSE Student Union’s Korea Future Forum via Eventbrite (top price £40 plus booking fee) LSE SU […]