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The View From Russia, by Stephen Blank

The View From Russia, by Stephen Blank

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At a Russo-Korean summit in August 2011 Kim Jong-il announced his willingness to resume the Six-Party Talks without preconditions, i.e. no denuclearization or apologies. He also accepted Moscow’s long-standing idea of a trans-Korean gaspipeline from Siberia through the DPRK to the ROK that would give North Korea$100 million annually once it opened in 2017 while it shipped ten BCM annually toSouth Korea for thirty years. Kim also agreed to establish a commission to explorethe possibility of building this pipeline. Subsequently, the two Koreas have startedseparate discussions with the Russians about the pipeline. Moscow also joined in joint naval search and rescue operations and is discussing forgiving up to 90% of Pyongyang’s debts, if not the whole amount of about $11 billion. The century-long dream of a Trans-Siberian and Trans-Korean railway (TSR-TKR) looms in manydiscussions of future relaons
At a Russo-Korean summit in August 2011 Kim Jong-il announced his willingness to resume the Six-Party Talks without preconditions, i.e. no denuclearization or apologies. He also accepted Moscow’s long-standing idea of a trans-Korean gaspipeline from Siberia through the DPRK to the ROK that would give North Korea$100 million annually once it opened in 2017 while it shipped ten BCM annually toSouth Korea for thirty years. Kim also agreed to establish a commission to explorethe possibility of building this pipeline. Subsequently, the two Koreas have startedseparate discussions with the Russians about the pipeline. Moscow also joined in joint naval search and rescue operations and is discussing forgiving up to 90% of Pyongyang’s debts, if not the whole amount of about $11 billion. The century-long dream of a Trans-Siberian and Trans-Korean railway (TSR-TKR) looms in manydiscussions of future relaons

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Published by: Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) on Jun 07, 2012
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ASIA AT A TIPPING POINT:KOREA, THE RISE OF CHINA,AND THE IMPACT OFLEADERSHIP TRANSITIONS
 
EDITORINCHIEF:GILBERT ROZMAN
Vol. 23
2012
JOINTU.S.KOREAACADEMICSTUDIES
 
Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies
2012Volume 23Editor-in Chief:Gilbert Rozman, Princeton University 

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