Alexander Vorontsov

Russian Federation

Head of the Korea and Mongolia Department, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; member of the Scientific Council; founder of the International Consortium of Northeastern Public Initiatives Development 


Korean Peninsula Settlement: Well Kept Secret
On August 13, DPRK and the Republic of Korea agreed to hold another summit meeting: in Pyongyang in September. The next important moment for the settlement on the Korean peninsula will be in November,
Trump-Kim Summit Cancelled: Crisis? What Crisis?
News about the cancelled Trump-Kim summit may please somebody, but certainly not supporters of peace and tranquility on the Korean peninsula. Many world media, as usual, isolated phrases from Donald
Will the US-South Korean Military Exercises Disrupt the Trump-Kim Jong-un…
April 2018 will see the launch of the annual large-scale US-South Korean military exercises, put off by one month on account of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. What makes them fundamentally
What Is Donald Trump Really After on the Korean Peninsula?
An ominous pre-war atmosphere reigns supreme on the Korean Peninsula. There is hope that an Olympic “truce” during the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang could bring some calm, but it is anyone’s guess
Ready for Peace or War: Can Escalation on the Korean Peninsula Be Halted?
What is surprising (and certainly not reassuring) in this situation is the prevailing psychology in Washington: No matter what, Pyongyang must not be allowed to create a missile capable of
Second Korean War: A No-Win Situation
The consequences of the second Korean war could be tragic for both the Korean Peninsula and the adjacent states. That is why the neighboring states, including Russia, are urging a peaceful solution to