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Chinese involvement in IUU Fishing

Within the strategic community a less-spoken issue when it comes to China is its role in global fishing. Threat from China is often discussed in terms of its territorial aggression, military, its state-owned enterprises, its technology, hybrid warfar....

Global Nuclear Order in 2019: A Review

The year 2019 has precipitated two important trends in the global nuclear order namely, an unstable deterrence environment, and worsening tensions between nuclear and non-nuclear weapon possessor states over the pace of nuclear reductions. According ....

Threat of Military Conflict on Korean Peninsula

..... the latent possibilities of a conflict have now moved into the direction of a US-North Korea conflict. The increased pace of nuclear and missile testing under Kim Jong-un’s supremacy has sought to hasten North Korea’s surge of being able to....

Commentary: North Korea Takes Advantage of Flags of Convenience Regime

Amid high decibel ‘verbal exchanges’ between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over latter’s nuclear ambition, the United Nations Security Council announced on 22 December 2017 new economic sanctions against Democrat....

North Korean Imbroglio: In a Decisive Phase

In the last six weeks the long simmering North Korean question has escalated to a crisis and has brought North East Asia on the brink of a nuclear disaster. North Korea embarked on the path of seeking nuclear weapon capacity in late 1980’s. Dur....

China-US Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

Amid the heightening tension between China and the United States (US) over the Korean issue, on 21 June 2017, the first China-US Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) was held at the US State Department in Washington. The D & SD dialogue was setup ....

North Korea: Unravelling the Hermit Kingdom

North Korea has been the focus of increasing international interest of late. Much of it has been owing to its burgeoning nuclear weapons programme, which has been described by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as having entered a ‘new p....

Visit of a South Korean Delegation

The VIF, on 20 April 2017, hosted a six-member delegation from the Policy Planning Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of South Korea (ROK), to a bilateral interaction, encompassing a broad range of issues of mutual interests - econom....

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