The Prospects for Normalization on the Korean Peninsula: A View from Moscow
When Trump administration increased the pressure on the DPRK, Russian policy on the Korean Peninsula has become a special topic for discussion. Some experts even believe that in critical situation Russia will act as a spoiler. Meanwhile, Russia remains one of the key regional actors and is able to play a constructive role in this problem.
Based on solid historical data, the current research provides a complex analysis of the Korean Peninsula issue and different players’ positions regarding nuclear missile crises and the problem of unification. The U.S., Japan, and South Korea conduct a well-coordinated political process regarding the DPRK. Washington toughened the sanctions against North Korea, drawing its allies into the negotiation process. Russia and China joined sanctions, however, they consider unilateral sanctions excessive and believe that only cooperation as equals and constructive dialogue can ensure progress on Korean affairs.