Article name Russia’s Approaches to Resolving the Nuclear Crisis in North Korea: Experience and Problems
Authors Afinogenov D.A. doctor of political sciences, professor,
Krasikov V.V. postgraduate,
Bibliographic description Afinogenov D. A., Krasikov V. V. Russia’s Approaches to Resolving the Nuclear Crisis in North Korea: Experience and Problems // Transbaikal State University Journal. 2023. Vol. 29, no. 3. P. 187–195. DOI: 10.2109/2227-9245-2023-29-3-187-195.
Category Politology
DOI 327
DOI 10.2109/2227-9245-2023-29-3-187-195
Article type Original article
Annotation The article examines the evolution of the Russian Federation approaches to the solution of the most sensitive Korean issue – the nuclear program of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The relevance is due to the unresolved nature of this acute problem, which affects the security of the Far Eastern borders of Russia. The purpose of the article is to analyze the diplomatic approaches of the Russian Federation to the resolution of the nuclear crisis in Korea. The authors emphasize that recently the aggressive policy with the United States and its allies in the Far East has sharply intensified, but also nuclear rhetoric has intensified in the world, including in Asia (Japan and South Korea have declared their desire to have a nuclear weapons). Consequently the possibility of nuclear expansion of countries with nuclear weapons has increased. Not the last place in this series is occupied by North Korea, which nuclear problem has been haunting not only neighboring states, but also many countries of the world, including the great powers – the United States, China and Russia for decades. In this context, the North Korean nuclear problem, which sooner or later needs to be addressed, is being updated. The problem is neglected and intractable. Rapid changes in regional and global politics and in international relations, including in Asia, dictate the need to rethink the previous, sometimes unsuccessful approaches, including those from Russia, to the solution of the Korean nuclear crisis. In modern conditions, drawing lessons from its former Korean policy, Russian diplomacy should show more firmness in resolving this complex and neglected problem. Considering the topic of Korea as peripheral and “frozen”, Beijing has for many years reoriented away from it towards the development of alternative formats of multilateral cooperation and institutions of cooperation, primarily with the states of Southeast Asia, Central Asia – the SCO and CICA and others. The formation of Eastern NATO in Northeast Asia necessitated Beijing to somewhat reconsider its attitude towards North Koreaand its policy.
Key words North Korea, North Korean nuclear issue, Russia, China, Russian foreign policy, approaches to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, East Asian region, six-party talks, guarantees security
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