The government in Seoul has been keeping a close eye on international security policy developments – not just since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For a long time now, the South Koreans have been particularly concerned about the China-Russian security cooperation, China’s rise as a superpower und North Korea’s aggressive nuclear weapons policy. This security policy situation also raises questions especially for Germany: Will there be a new Cold War? How can Germany and South Korea better prepare for the increased security demands in Europe and Indo-Pacific? And what role could the EU and the NATO play in this?
On 28th November 2022, scientists from the GIGA institute, the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK), the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and South Korean diplomats discussed these topics. The event was hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and the Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg.
Dr Barbara Kunz and the former director of the IFSH Prof. Dr Michael Brzoska moderated the panel. Dr Ulrich Kühn, Head of the research area „Arms Control and Emerging Technologies“ at IFSH, participated as a panellist and contributed his expertise on nuclear weapons and disarmament.