This webinar, a partnership between the East-West Center in Washington and National Committee on North Korea, will discuss the long arc of North Korea’s engagement with Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, beginning with Pyongyang’s early involvement in the Non-Aligned Movement and its support for various revolutionary and anti-imperialist causes. The discussion will highlight key turning points as North Korea’s activities with countries in the “Global South” became less about ideological affinity and more transactional, and will ask what significance these relationships continue to have.
This "North Korea in the World" webinar will be the first in a series examining North Korea’s historical and contemporary relations with countries in the Global South, with subsequent webinars taking a closer look at Pyongyang’s relations with specific countries or subregions. The North Korea in the World project is a joint initiative of the National Committee on North Korea and the East-West Center in Washington; the NorthKoreaInTheWorld.org website collects and curates information and data on North Korea’s external economic and diplomatic relations.
This seminar will be on-the-record and recorded on both Zoom and YouTube.