Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Vladivostok on the 25 April. While no agreements were signed, Chairman Kim got another opportunity to boost his legitimacy through the prestige of leader-to-leader diplomacy and President Putin to explore the possibility of dealing Russia back into Northeast Asian diplomacy and to network Russia into the East Asian economy.
As the US-North Korea summit comes to an abrupt end, denuclearisation is a fantasy that is leaving Washington as the odd man out on the Korean Peninsula. AAP/KCNA — Korea-watchers […]
Last week’s fifth inter-Korean summit provided another round of iconic moments in a year of extraordinary drama in Korean Peninsula politics. From Moon Jae-in’s address at the Arirang Mass […]
North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump were all smiles today, but a meaningful agreement is still a long way off. AAP/Kevin Lim/The Straits Times/SPH In […]
US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un will meet on Tuesday for their highly anticipated summit in Singapore. For the summit to be productive, the negotiations need […]
The upcoming “will they—won’t they” US-DPRK summit, either by accident or by design, has the potential to re-set the strategic atmosphere on the Korean Peninsula…but only if Washington and Pyongyang […]
In the wake of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s meeting Tuesday with US President Donald Trump, it’s worth reflecting on the remarkable role he’s played in facilitating the opening for […]
There has been much media conjecture over what exactly the two parties have agreed to at the Panmunjom summit. It is therefore worth examining the declaration article-by-article to ascertain what is and isn’t on the table.
This week’s high-stakes summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heralds a new period of negotiations in which regional states attempt to manage a northeast Asian security environment that includes a nuclear North Korea.
China operates on a scale that outclasses every other country, and are taking climate change seriously. As the world’s biggest polluter many would say that this is the way it […]
North Korea is a country that can little afford a close examination of ecological impact. The environment exists and is protected as long as it is useful as a resource […]
An abridged version of this article was published in The Conversation, 28 September 2017. — In the outdoor section of the Seoul War Memorial Museum, you will find a battery […]
Stephen Stockwell, host of Hack on Triple J radio, interviews Dr Benjamin Habib on President Trump’s threat of raining “fire and fury” on North Korea, in response to reports that the […]
Evangelina Moisi, Associate Features Editor for E-International Relations, interviews Dr Benjamin Habib about his work on environmental politics and North Korean affairs. See the original interview here at E-International Relations. […]
By Benjamin Habib, La Trobe University and Viktor Faulknor, La Trobe University. — China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a multifaceted economic, diplomatic and geopolitical undertaking that has morphed […]
Environmental engagement with the DPRK based on mutual interests around climate change could offer a path toward regional stability.
North Korea is in the headlines again with a statement from leader Kim Jong-un threatening a “pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice” on Washington and Seoul, saying “If we push the […]
Jon Faine interviews Dr Ben Habib on Mornings, 774 ABC Melbourne, about Ben’s anxiety attack on live television and subsequent blog posting describing that experience. See Also: Ben Habib on […]
On January 6 the North Korean government announced via Korean Central News Agency that it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test the previous day, building on comments made by DPRK […]
On Wednesday, January 6, the North Korean government announced it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test. This followed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s December 2015 proclamation that the country had […]