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North Korea and its Neighbours: A Region on the Brink?

Chatham House, London

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Dr Alessio Patalano, Lecturer in War Studies, Kings College London
Dr John Swenson-Wright, Senior Consulting Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Nigel Inkster CMG, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS; Assistant Chief and Director for Operations and Intelligence, SIS (2004-06)
Chair: Charles Scanlon, BBC East Asia Editor


The panel will explore the implications of the growing tension on the Korean peninsula for Northeast Asian security, by examining reactions from China, Japan and South Korea. The speakers will question whether Pyongyang’s actions could inflame other existing tensions in a region struggling to resolve multiple territorial disputes and contain growing nationalism.

Research on the Korean Peninsula