Arms Control on the Korean Peninsula

23 November 2009 - 1:15pm to 2:30pm

Chatham House, London


Dr Kwang Ho Chun, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, King's College London



The speaker will argue that conventional arms control measures can play an important role in reducing tensions and the likelihood of conflict. Although, the inter-Korean relationship is currently struggling, there are a number of reasons why it is important to move the process of arms control forward as quickly as possible. The speaker will discuss these reasons and possible scenarios for future conventional arms control on the Korean Peninsula.

Dr Kwang Ho Chun is a lecturer at the Defence Studies Department, King's College London. He was previously a lecturer at Unité de science politique et des relations internationales, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He is also an International Scholar and regular lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. He is an author of several books and articles including The European Union, East Asia and South Korea.