On August 1, 2022, IFES will hold a special webinar on the theme “The Kim Jong-un Regime’s External and Internal Strategies.” This webinar is organized by the IFES and Keio University’s Center for Korean Peninsula Studies, with sponsorship from the ROK Ministry of Unification and the Korea Foundation.
Session 1 (14:00-15:45): The Kim Jong-un Regime’s External Strategy
Moderator: Junya Nishino (Professor, Keio University; Director, Center for Korean Peninsula Studies)
Kim Jong-un’s External Strategy: The Formation of Nuclear Doctrine
-Masao Okonogi (Professor Emeritus, Keio University)
-Jeongcheol Lee (Professor, Seoul National University)
-Kyungwon Choi (Associate Professor, Tokoha University)
Session 2 (16:00-17:40): The Kim Jong-un Regime’s Internal Strategy
Moderator: Kwan-Sei Lee (Director, IFES)
The Internal Strategy of the Kim Jong-un Regime: A Change of 'Line'
-Takashi Sakai (Researcher; former 2nd Head of Investigation at the Public Security Investigation Agency, Japan)
-Ki-dong Lee (Senior Research Fellow, National Security Strategy Institute, ROK)
-Hisashi Hirai (Visiting Research Fellow, IFES, Kyungnam University)
*This webinar (Zoom) will be conducted in Korean and Japanese.