A geopolitical hotspot. A dynamic democracy. A divided nation. A leading economy. A cultural exporter. Understanding and engaging with Korea in the 21st century is relevant for the world beyond the clichés.
Based in Stockholm, the ISDP Korea Center seeks to promote informed understanding and constructive dialogue on issues of peace, security, and sustainable development on the Korean Peninsula. It also serves as a hub to advance knowledge, exchange, and cooperation between Korea and the Nordic region.
In line with its objectives, the Center facilitates expert-level dialogues involving policy officials, think tanks, and researchers from the key stakeholder countries on the Korean Peninsula. It provides a platform for visiting researchers from both Koreas to engage in research, training, networking, and collaborative activities on issues of mutual interest. By holding regular public events and seminars, it aims to promote knowledge, awareness, and debate on topical Korea-related issues. In issuing practical and accessible research and analysis to a broad audience, it also aspires to inform the policy and public debate.
The Center would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Korea Foundation.
The Korean Center’s Newsletter
Keep up to date on the latest news from global news sources with the Korea Center’s weekly newsletter. Find the most recent informed analysis from prominent think tanks and catch announcements straight from DPRK media. Our newsletters summarize the most pressing and current updates from the following news sites;
Disaster Risk Reduction: A Sustainable Path for Inter-Korea Cooperation
Introduction Even in its current state of pandemic-induced isolation, North Korea continues to engage the international community on climate adaption and disaster risk reduction. South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s renewed […]
After Resuming Trade With China, North Korea Fires Another 2 Ballistic Missiles
Introduction North Korea fired two missiles eastward from Sunan Airfield in Pyongyang on Monday, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The missiles – suspected to be short-range ballistic […]
Chun In-bum on Seoul’s Security Policy Amid the Mounting North Korean Missile Threat
Mitch Shin interviews Chun In-bum on Seoul’s Security Policy Amid the Mounting North Korean Missile Threat.
North Korea’s Overture on Nuclear Talks and Inter-Korean Relations for 2022: ‘Strategic Patience’
North Korea held the 4th Plenary Meeting of the Workers’ Party’s 8th Central Committee from December 27 to 31. According to the North’s state media, Kim Jong Un mostly focused […]
South Korea and US Agree on Draft End-of-War Declaration ‘In Principle’
Introduction South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong said on Wednesday at a press conference that South Korea and the United States have agreed “in principle” on a draft to formally end the 1950-53 Korean […]
A Way Out from the US-DPRK Deadlock: Toward North Korea’s Denuclearization
Abstract This Issue Brief focuses on three points essential to the resumption of denuclearization talks. First, this paper will analyze North Korea’s unique status as a de facto nuclear weapon […]