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The U.S.-Korea Alliance: Why It Might Fail and Why It Must Not

The Cambridge Centre for Geopolitics invites Scott Snyder to discuss the U.S.-Korea alliance and the internal and external challenges it faces. The U.S.-Korea alliance has endured through seven decades of shifting regional and geopolitical security contexts. Yet it now faces challenges from within. Domestic political turmoil, including deepening political polarization and rising forms of exclusive … [Read More]

Peace initiatives of the Moon Jae-in administration in Korea: their legacy

The Cambridge Centre for Geopolitics presents an informal lecture by Professor Jong Kun Choi, who will delve into his firsthand experiences during the period of 2017 to 2022 when the Moon Jae In Administration actively pursued peace making policies on the Korean Peninsula. This included negotiations with North Korea and facilitating the talks between the … [Read More]

Korea Global Forum 2023

Cambridge University’s Centre for Geopolitics and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES) are delighted to announce that, together with the Peace and Democracy Institute of Korea University, they will jointly be hosting the Korea Global Forum: Europe Seminar on September, 29, 2023, at Darwin College, Cambridge. Since its inception in 2010, the … [Read More]

North Korean human rights abuses and security concerns: A parallel challenge

The Centre for Geopolitics and Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge are co-hosting a special talk by Ambassador Shin-wha Lee (ROK Ambassador for International Cooperation on North Korean Human Rights). Talk Summary: The nuclear program and human rights abuses in North Korea are interconnected, yet often treated separately. However, … [Read More]

Korea – Europe Forum | The Global Transformation of Geopolitics and Geoeconomics: Responses from Korea and Europe

The war in Ukraine, US-China competition, and global supply chain restructuring have presented significant complex crises for European and Asian countries. At a moment of historical change, security is becoming more tightly interconnected across different regions while new types of economic alliances are reshaping individual countries’ national strategies for ensuring high-tech supremacy. This set of … [Read More]

Ra Jong-yil Lecture 2023 – Dr Chung Sye-kyun

As U.S. national power, which has created and supported the international order for the past 70 years, has declined relatively, the international order is now entering a transformational phase. The Pax Americana system, or the American-centered uni-polar system, an international order based on liberalism and rules, no longer works. With the current system not working … [Read More]