Beijing’s North Korea Policy after the Cold War

The East-West Cen­ter Research Pro­gram will offer a brown-bag lunchtime pre­sen­ta­tion titled “Dan­ger­ous Liai­son: Beijing’s North Korea Pol­i­cy after the Cold War” on Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 14, 2014, from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. in Burns Hall 3012.

photo: Yuan JingdongThe speak­er will be Jing­dong Yuan, a POSCO Vis­it­ing Fel­low at the East-West Cen­ter. Yuan is an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor at the Cen­tre for Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Stud­ies and the Depart­ment of Gov­ern­ment and Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Syd­ney. He spe­cial­izes in Asia-Pacif­ic secu­ri­ty, Chi­nese defense and for­eign pol­i­cy, and glob­al and region­al arms con­trol and non-pro­lif­er­a­tion issues.

Yuan will pro­vide an overview of both the com­plex­i­ty of North Kore­an-Chi­nese rela­tions since the end of the Cold War and the nuclear issue as it has impact­ed U.S. non-pro­lif­er­a­tion pol­i­cy and region­al sta­bil­i­ty and of China’s per­spec­tives and pol­i­cy debates on this issue as a ris­ing power. 

He will also ana­lyze Chi­nese for­eign, secu­ri­ty, and eco­nom­ic poli­cies toward North Korea and dis­cuss how these poli­cies advance and influ­ence China’s strate­gic inter­ests and region­al secu­ri­ty posture. 

For more infor­ma­tion about Yuan and his planned pre­sen­ta­tion, see http://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/seminar-dangerous-liaison-beijings-north-korea-policy-after-the-cold-war.