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- Presenter: Keir Lieber (Georgetown University)
- Topic: The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution
- Date and Time: August 30, 2022 / 10:00
- Venue: Politics and Economics Building, Room 618
- Organized by: Peace & Democracy Institute of Korea University
- Presenter: Lami Kim (US Army War College)
- Discussant: Min Sung Kim (Ilmin International Relations Institute, Korea University)
- Date and Time: July 15, 2022 / 17:00
- Venue: Politics and Economics Building, Room 412
How to participate: You can attend through the link above without prior application. However, please read the presentation paper in advance.
Peace Studies, a KCI-listed journal published biannually by the Peace & Democracy Institute (on April 30 and October 30), is pleased to invite submissions for the Autumn issue of 2022. Peace Studies publishes academic papers related to peace in a broad sense. It covers various research topics related to political, economic, and social conflict and cooperation within countries, as well as structural, institutional, and normative approaches to international conflict resolution. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis in both Korean and English. All manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the Submission Guidelines provided by the Peace Research editorial board. Manuscripts which do not meet the guidelines can be rejected. The submission deadline for the 2022 Autumn issue is midnight on September 1 (Thursday), 2022. Please submit the manuscript through our JAMS website. Please take the following steps to make a submission: Sign up (or log in) > [Journal] > [About⋯
The new Spring issue (Vol. 30, No. 1) of Peace Studies, a KCI-listed journal published twice a year by the Peace and Democracy Institute, Korea University, was recently released. The articles are available via dbpia. <Contents> The Birth of Taiwanese?: The Spread of Collective Norms and Identity Change from the Perspective of ‘Expansion of Autonomy’┃ Key Young Son The Development of the US Cybersecurity Strategy: Historical Overview and Cyberspace Solarium Commision Report ┃ Jin Suk Byun India’s China Strategy ┃ Yong Soo Park Tracing North Korea’s A2/AD Strategy and Security Implications ┃ Kil Joo Ban We thank all authors for the submissions.
Variations of ‘East Asia’ Discourse and Reflections on Epistemological Inquiry (2022.06)
- Author : Doo-Jin Kim, In hye Heo
- Publication : THE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
- Publisher : The East Asian Association Of International Studies (Eaais)
- Volume : 25(2)
- Date : Abstract: The article aims to reconsider some of the epistemological discourses about “East Asia” that have been prevalent in the Korean academic world since 1990. The origins of the discourse seem to bring much contentious variation, coupled with interdisciplinary study without clarifying theoretical rigorousness. Compared to the modern West, modern East Asia historically has tended to reflect the attribute of transnational nationalism, while they have not recognize the “we-ness” with neighboring states. The development of East Asia discourse comes to capture four academic orientations raised so far in Korean intellectual milieu. The critical examination of Western ideas on ‘international society’ could pave the way for the imagination of the international society of East Asia. In view of the controversial dissonance in East Asia, the recurring narration (épistémè) of East Asian International Society as ‘imagined community’ (by Benedict Anderson) is likely to complement the ‘practice’ (praxis) of East Asia in the long-term.
The Diplomatic and Military Relations between Korean Provisional Government and the United States (2022.06)
- Author : Hyeonji Cha, Doo-Jin Kim
- Publication : The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis
- Publisher : Korea Institute for Defense Analyses
- Volume : 34(2)
- Date : June, 2022
Abstract: This paper aims to examine the Eagle Project by analyzing the phase of forging mutual trust between the Korean Provisional Government (hereafter the KPG)’s army, the Korean Independence Army (韓國光復軍, KIA) and the Office of Strategic Services related to the project. Furthermore, this paper concludes that the Eagle Project was neither a trivial preparation nor an unfortunate process on both sides of the Korean and American memories. However, the plan involves what factors would contribute to the formation and transformation of the alliance. During the Pacific War, it was demonstrated that the relationship between the Kuomintang government and the KPG became a major factor in the KPG & KIA’s readiness to cooperate with the United States. To them, building rapport with the United States was connected to enhancing their military autonomy. This conviction was largely based on the KPG & KIA’s great confidence in the United States and based on their preference for liberal democracy. The influence of the tense situation in the Pacific region made the OSS, the KPG and KIA to recognize the need for their role in developing cooperation between the United States and Korea.
The Role of Russia in the Korean Peninsula Peace Regime (2022.04)
- Author : Iordanka Alexandrova
- Publication : The Korean Journal of International Studies
- Publisher : The Korean Association of International Studies
- Volume : 20(1)
- Date : April, 2022
Abstract: What role can Russia play in the preservation of peace between South and North Korea? What factors determine its choice of policy? This article examines Moscow’s strategic interests and capabilities to offer theoretically informed answers to these salient questions. It argues that Russia aims to play an important but limited role as a facilitator in the peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. This approach is preferred due to its desirability and feasibility: Moscow has important interests it wants to protect by remaining involved in the peace process, but its medium stakes in the issue and limited capabilities relative to other participants restrict its ability to perform the more demanding roles of a guarantor or mediator. Nevertheless, as its strategic interests and economic and diplomatic capabilities in the region grow, Russia has the potential to take a more central role in a multilateral peace regime in the long term. These arguments are corroborated by drawing upon primary and secondary sources in Russian, Korean, and English.
Patterns of Voting Choices and the Candlelight Protest Participation in 2016-17 (2022.03)
- Author : Hyun-Jin Cha
- Publication : The Journal of Asiatic Studies
- Publisher : The Korean Criminal Law Association
- Volume : 65(1)
- Date : March, 2022
Abstract: This paper aims to identify the characteristic of candlelight protest participants in 2016-17. This research argues that voter’s voting frequency and patterns of voting choices affect the probability of participating in the 2016-17 candlelight protests. First, the probability of participating in the candlelight protests increases as an individual’s voting frequency becomes higher. This is because protesting and voting are in a complementary relationship and the goals of the candlelight protests deal with the important political issue. Second, a voter type which is classified by an individual’s voting consistency and a supporting party’s political ideology affects the likelihood to participate in the candlelight protest. A voter’s supporting party affects whether or not the voter is motivated to participate in a candlelight protest, and the consistency of voting choices affects how intensive the voter’s motivation for the protest participation will be. Thus, core liberal voters are most likely to participate in the candlelight protest while core conservative voters are the least likely to protest. Swing voters are found in the middle, more likely to participate than core conservative voters would, and less likely to participate than core liberals would. The empirical results confirmed the patterns of voters’ voting choices affect candlelight protest participation in 2016-17. This research tries to connect electoral studies with contentious politics by suggesting voting choices in consecutive elections as the characteristics of the candlelight protestors. In addition, the results show that the candlelight protest participants still reflect the characteristics of partisanship.