China

State of Relief Address

In the last days before the State of the Union Address (SOTU) by President Donald Trump a state of near-panic descended upon the defence and foreign affairs chattering classes in Europe.

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The Unfolding Crisis in the Korean Peninsula

On 27 September, the International Centre for Defence and Security organised a discussion on the topic “The unfolding crisis in the Korean peninsula”, where Marko Mihkelson, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Estonian parliament Riigikogu; Hannes Hanso, Chairman of the National Defence Committee and Monika Reinem, Estonian Ministry of Defence Policy Planning Department’s expert on Asia, shared their expert opinions.

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What to Do with North Korea?

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) is not your typical diplomatic partner to communicate with. The efforts taken in the course of history to resolve the region’s issues with negotiations have almost always run up against North Korea’s unwillingness and its rational deliberations to uphold their regime. How should the international community communicate with Pyongyang? What has changed compared to previous decades and do we even have to communicate with Kim Jong-un or are there alternative options?

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