Restarting the six-party talks: Russia's dilemmas and current perspectives

Stephen Blank, Younkyoo Kim

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The stagnation of the six-party process has produced great anxiety in Russia over the future of the Korean peninsula. Indeed, in September 2010, even before the attack on Yeonpyeong and the announcement of a uranium enrichment facility, Moscow's representative to the sixparty talks stated that Korea was on the brink of war. This anxiety reflects that perhaps Russia, of the external non-Korean members of the six-party process, has the most to lose. Russia lacks leverage on any other power and confronts the danger of marginalization. War would only aggravate all its concerns and derail any hope of developing the Russian Far East, a development that is the precondition for an effective Russian presence in Asia. For these reasons Russia, perhaps more than any other country, shows the greatest anxiety about the developing trends on the Korean peninsula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-277
Number of pages25
JournalKorea Observer
Volume43
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012 Jun 1

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