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South Korean President Moon with President Trump


Panel Discussion on Prospects of Peace and Denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula

2018 is witnessing a series of events on the Korean Peninsula. South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s Berlin Peace initiative led to the two Koreas, who had no contact with each other since December 2015, marching together under a unified flag at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Following which, President Moon dispatched special envoys to North Korea and the United States sequentially. This resulted in agreements to hold an Inter-Korean Summit in April (now set for April 27), and a meeting between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in May. Meanwhile, a significant meeting took place between President Xi of China and North Korean leader Kim, repudiating rumors that China had lost its grip on the situation. These stream of events, which can be seen as a process, offer a chance to restore peace to the Korean peninsula after decades of a diplomatic impasse.


Sunjoy Joshi (Chair), Chairman, ORF

Shin Bong-Kil, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India

Kim Ki-jung, Professor of Political Sciences and International Studies, Yonsei University and Former Deputy Director, Office of National Security, the Blue House

Cho Tae Yong, Visiting Fellow, Keio University and Former Deputy Director, Office of National Security, the Blue House

Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Rakesh Sood, Distinguished Fellow, ORF New Delhi

The timing of this event is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ORF Conference Hall, New Delhi