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Balancing Diplomatic Priorities Across Multiple Interests: North Korea and Europe Relations
Please join the National Committee on North Korea and the East-West Center in Washington for a North Korea in the World webinar on North Korea-Europe relations, featuring Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo and Dr. Tereza Novotná.

Europe represents a crossroads of relations with North Korea, especially as a continent of countries largely representative of Western liberal values. However, a supermajority of European Union and NATO states have diplomatic relations with North Korea, and at least eight EU and NATO countries host a North Korean embassy (six of which have their own embassies in Pyongyang). This webinar examines what drives relations between North Korea and European countries and takes a deeper dive into the balancing act those countries play while navigating their diplomatic ties with the United States and South Korea.

This North Korea in the World webinar is the first in a series examining North Korea's historical and contemporary relations with countries in Europe and how those countries navigate relations between the United States, South Korea, and North Korea. How do these countries manage to walk the 38th parallel? How successful are they, and what can we learn from it? It follows a prior North Korea in the World webinar series on North Korea’s relations with countries across the Global South. 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.

May 25, 2022 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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