This week, APLN releases a special report on how to build political and financial support for cooperative threat reduction with the DPRK, Fei Su and Jingdong Yuan assess China’s dilemma in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war, we welcome CheongWooksik as a new member, and share other activities from our network.
APLN welcomes Mr. Cheong Wooksik as the newest APLN network member. Mr. Cheong is director of Hankyoreh Institute of Peace, and a founding member and director of Peace Network, a South Korean NGO working for peace and disarmament in Northeast Asia and on the Korean Peninsula.
Preparing for Peace: Political and Financing Considerations for Cooperative Threat Reduction Plus with the DPRK
APLN policy fellows Elaine Natalie and Joel Petersson Ivre explain how to finance and build political support for a Cooperative Threat Reduction program with the DPRK, even as the political situation on the Korean Peninsula grows more tense.
Fei Su and Jingdong Yuan (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) discuss the dilemma that China faces in gauging its response to the Russia-Ukraine war, as it has to weigh support for Russia against the risk of facing sanctions itself.
APLN board member Mely Caballero-Anthony, together with Jose Ma. Luis P. Montesclaros, argued that ASEAN should come together and assess what regional mechanisms it can leverage in addressing the threat of food trade protectionism, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
APLN vice-chair Chung-in Moon published his regular column in Hankyoreh, where he argued that US power has become limited to the point where it is relying more on its allies to carry out difficult tasks.
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