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[Newsletter Vol.3] Drawing a Roadmap for Peace Regime on the Korean Peninsula 2018-05-04
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Drawing a Roadmap for Peace Regime on the Korean Peninsula
Denuclearization session track organized

Following the inter-Korean summit talks on April 27, a possible peace regime on the Korea 
peninsula is drawing the world’s attention, amid rife speculations and views on the 
denuclearization issue. The upcoming Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity from June 26 to 
28 will focus on the denuclearization of and peace on the Korean peninsula in 11 sessions 
about the issue on a single track. This would, therefore, provide a chance for those who are 
interested in the possibility of a peace regime on the Korean peninsula to gain an in-depth 
overview of the issue.

The sessions on June 26, the first day of the Forum, are “Strategy to Pursue Denuclearization 
and a Peace Regime on the Korean Peninsula” organized by the Korea Institute for National 
Unification; “The Summits and Beyond: Continuity and Change of North Korea” organized by 
the East Asia Foundation; “Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the Domestic 
Politics of Neighboring Countries: Focusing on the U.S., Japan, China, and Russia” organized 
by Jeju Peace Institute and The Korean Association of International Studies; and “At a 
Crossroads: Northeast Asia and the North Korean Nuclear Predicament” organized by the 
Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies.

In the session organized by the East Asia Foundation, Jung Se-hyun, former minister of 
unification of the R.O.K, Lee Jong-seok, former minister of unification of the R.O.K, Jin Jingyi, 
Professor Emeritus at Peking University, Masao Okonogi, Professor Emeritus, Keio 
University; and John Merrill, former head of the Northeast Asia Division of the Bureau of 
Intelligence and Research at the US Department of State; will discuss how Korea can 
maintain cooperation with its neighboring countries.

Three sessions will be held on June 27. They are “The Summits and Beyond: Denuclearization 
of the Korean Peninsula” (East Asia Foundation); “Global Advisory Committee's Session: 
What Comes After KJU’s Meetings with Xi, Moon, and Trump?” (Jeju Peace Institute); and 
“Special Dialogue between Prof. Moon Chung-in & Dr. Philip Zelikow: Creating a Peace 
Regime on the Korean Peninsula” (Jeju Peace Institute).

In the session, “The Summits and Beyond: Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Kim 
Sung-Hwan, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Joseph Yun, former United States 
Special Representative for North Korea Policy and Jeffrey Feltman, former UN Under-
Secretary-General for Political Affairs will discuss strategies to ease tension over nuclear issues 
on the Korean peninsula and around the world, and to establish a regional peace 
regime. The “Global Advisory Committee's Session” organized by the Jeju Peace Institute and 
participated in by Marty Natalegawa, former Indonesian foreign minister; Shivshankar 
Menon, former national security adviser of India; John Ikenberry, professor of politics and 
international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at 
Princeton University; Yan Xuetong, Dean of the Institute of International Relations, Tsinghua 
University; and Chang Daljoong, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International 
Relations at Seoul National University. This panel seeks to assess the major achievements of 
three recent summit meetings and to discuss the future prospects for inter-Korean and U.S.-
DPRK relations, not to mention Chinese-DPRK relations. Moon Chung-in, special advisor to 
President Moon Jae-in for foreign affairs and security; and Philip Zelikow, former counselor 
of the United States Department of State, will hold an in-depth discussion on how to settle 
peace on the Korean peninsula.

The last three sessions on the peace regime on the Korean peninsula, scheduled for June 28, 
are: “Is Peace on the Korean Peninsula Impossible?” (organized by IFANS, the Korea National 
Diplomatic Academy), “Era of Negotiations and the Korean Diplomacy” (Korean Council on 
Foreign Relations), and “Denuclearization and Confidence Building Measures” (Korea 
Institute for Defense Analyses).

The discussion session organized by the Korean Council on Foreign Relations and 
participated in by Han Taekyu, Chairman of Korean Council on Foreign Relations, 

Byun DaeHo, former Korean ambassador to the Rep. of Croatia and K
ang Keuntaek , former Korean ambassador to Ukraine, among others will focus on the 
agenda Korean diplomacy might face in the future and how to deal with this. More 
information on the 11 sessions is available at the homepage of the Jeju Forum.