Konstantin Asmolov

Russian Federation

Leading Research Fellow at the Korean Studies Center, RAS Institute for Far Eastern Studies.

Materials

Inter-Korean Summit: Deep Symbolism of the Protocol
03.05.2018
The third inter-Korean summit will be remembered as a combination of an unprecedented PR impact and relatively modest results, skillfully fetched out with profound symbolism in every element of the
When the North Meets the South
25.04.2018
The North and the South are most likely to sign, at least for ceremonial purposes, a document that should resolve the difficult situation of 1953. Let us recall that the ceasefire agreement was signed
Inter-Korean Summit: Will the "Olympic Warming" Lead to Something…
03.04.2018
The first point at which intermediate results can be assessed will be either the inter-Korean summit or joint military exercises of the United States and the Republic of Korea, which will have to end
Why the Projected Kim-Trump Summit Is Not Yet a Breakthrough
15.03.2018
In the light of rumors about the US-North Korean summit, many experts decided that it’s time to uncork champagne. However, it’s too early not only to open champagne, but to go to the refrigerator to
The Post-Olympic Thaw on the Korean Peninsula
06.03.2018
Hopefully, the Olympic thaw will last for some time to come, and the Moon administration will make some efforts to prolong it. In the mid-term, however, it must be clear that the moment South Korea
The Pre-Olympic Thaw Comes As Good News, but What Next for the Two Koreas?
15.01.2018
From a tactical point of view Kim Jong-un got a plus for his reputation, and for supporters of the idea of an unpredictable regime refusing to dialogue it could be more difficult to find arguments.
What Russia Can Do Towards Settling the Korean Crisis
07.12.2017
Russia should continue doing what it has been doing, that is, rejecting North Korea’s nuclear ambitions as potentially destructive for the security architecture, insisting on a political and
North Korea: Is "War by Error" Possible?
28.08.2017
Quite recently, the present writer offered theoretical remarks on the likelihood of a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula[1], noting that the probability of this has increased considerably this
How to End the Korean Peninsula Crisis: Political Uncertainty and Faltering…
14.07.2017
North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile test seemed like a red line to many, but it should be understood that North Korea needs a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile not in order to behave
North Korea with Missiles Is Not a Whipping Boy
16.02.2017
North Korea's actions look more like a strategical deterrence than the aggressive course that its enemies try to attribute to Pyongyang, masking by the tittle-tattle about the North Korean threat