TALK "Recent Developments in the Korean Peninsula" > 3pm on 18th April 2018

Venue : Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate
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Time : 3:00 pm Add to Calendar 18/04/2018 15:00 18/04/2018 16:30 Asia/Kolkata TALK "Recent Developments in the Korean Peninsula" Event Page : Conference Room - II, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY

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Venue : Conference Room - II, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003

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Event Description : Roundtable discussion on Recent Developments in the Korean Peninsula

Speakers: Ambassador Rakesh Sood, Distinguished Fellow, ORF & Former Diplomat; and Ambassador Vishnu Prakash, Former Ambassador to South Korea

Chair: Ambassador Ashok. K. Kantha, Director, ICS

Extraordinary developments at an unprecedented pace are taking place in the Korean Peninsula (KP), that have left the observers gasping. In a span of mere three months the protagonists have gone from hurling abuses and threats to talking peace and dialogue. The sister of Kim Jong-un (KJU), visited South Korea, becoming the first ever member of the Kim clan to do so. KJU travelled to Beijing, leaving the hermit kingdom for the first time since coming to power in 2011, for his maiden meeting with Xi Jinping. He is scheduled to meet his southern counterpart on 27 April, at the Peace Village on the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). And upon receiving KJU’s message promising denuclearization, President Trump has agreed unconditionally to meet him in late May. Yet, it is proving difficult to shake-off a sense of déjà vu. North Korea trusts no one and least of all the US. It sees Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) as an insurance for survival of the regime. Trump meanwhile is stacking his team with hawks who want to see the end of Kim dynasty. The coming weeks promise riveting political theater, the likes of which have rarely been seen in recent times.

Collaboration: Institute of Chinese Studies

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  1. As per newspapers reports these days , North Korea Kim Jong Un and South Korea President Moon Jae-in held summit on 27 April 2018 before expected Trump- Kim summit in May or June , 2018 in the direction of denuclearization and peace. The summit has taken place between two Korean leaders after gap of nearly a decade and many are rightly giving its credit to persuasive strategy and apt skill of US President Donald Trump . However , as to precise outcome of the peace efforts , there appear to be some sticky points about which all parties concerned including US and its allies may be waiting impatiently for time to unfold answers in days to come while well begun is half done. One feeble and subdued concern finding expression in a section of news media relating it to allies is whether US may tailor the deal with North Korea keeping American interest a bit more in mind.
    These circumstances and their timing may be read with this writer’s alert predictions of 11 October , 2017 in article - “Astrological probable alerts for the United States in 2018” - published in monthly Webzine of Wisdom Magazine from the US at on 1 December , 2017. The text related to the point in the article reads as :-
    “ (6) Overall Trends During year 2018. The salutary part is that during the year , helpful planetary impacts are poised in key and powerful positions while those planetary impacts seeking to unhelp or create obstacles are relegated to comparatively less powerful positions , suggesting that , by and large , the year has well-sailing tendencies even though obstacles or opposing trends could continue to be side by side in some measure. Rather , at times things may be trending to show up impressively covering such aspects as economy and general rate of success or achievements”.
    “ (3) May-June 2018. These months look to be presenting some necessities of increased manoevering of strategic nature in national and international scene. Some friendly countries could show tendencies of less cooperative nature or present demand for increased protection or help. Obviously , such circumstances call for a well-considered strategy and more skill for taking decision so as to avoid risk of any probable wastage or something which ought to have not been undertaken”.
    It can be said with absolute confidence that as on 11 October , 2017 when the aforesaid alert predictions were made by this writer , no summits for denuclearization or peace efforts between North Korea and US - allies were in sight. Instead , war clouds were hovering over the world at that stage of time.


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