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War or Peace on the Korean Peninsula: Is the Peace Process Feasible?

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War or Peace on the Korean Peninsula: Is the Peace Process Feasible?

A Talk by Alexander Ilitchev, Senior Fellow, Mansfield Foundation   

Despite the promising developments on the Korean Peninsula today, skeptics continue to doubt that the North Koreans will give up their nuclear weapons. To address this concern, a new game is being run by three leading players – Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington. There is a real chance that this unprecedented collaboration will lead to a durable and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. 

Alexander Ilitchev is a senior fellow at the Mansfield Foundation. He is a career diplomat with extensive experience in the prevention, mediation, and resolution of armed conflict, most recently with the United Nations Secretariat where he began his career in 1992. As a senior officer in the Department of Political Affairs, Ilitchev covered various UN sanctions regimes and worked on international crises and conflicts. From 1997-2014, he was Northeast Asia team leader with the Asia and the Pacific Division. Prior to joining the United Nations, Ilitchev served continuously in the Russian Foreign Ministry from 1974-1992. He holds an MA in International Relations and an MA in Journalism from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. In addition to his native Russian, he speaks English, Arabic and French.

Sponsoring Departments: Korean Peninsula Affairs Center, East Asia Program, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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