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[Publication][GPPAC] Reflections on Peace and Security in Northeast Asia
- 2017.09.01 (13:33:44)
Launch of GPPAC Publication
Reflections on Peace and Security in Northeast Asia
– Perspectives on the Ulaanbaatar Process
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The publication Reflections on Peace and Security in Northeast Asia - Perspectives on the Ulaanbaatar Process was launched in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on August 29, on the occasion of the third meeting of the Ulaanbaatar Process, a civil society-led dialogue for peace and stability in Northeast Asia. The publication is a collection of essays which capture the diverse and uncompromised opinions, concerns, tensions and contradictions of a region in turmoil at the time of the 3rd Ulaanbaatar Process Meeting held on August 29–30, 2017.
Reflections on Peace and Security in Northeast Asia - Perspectives on the Ulaanbaatar Process explores the contentious issue of nuclear weapons in the region, the current security climate on the Korean Peninsula which is frozen in a fragile armistice, as well the successes and challenges faced by non-governmental organizations in the context of peacebuilding in Northeast Asia. It features articles by the participants of the Ulaanbaatar Process; representatives of civil society from China, Japan, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, the United States of America, the Russian Federation as well as Mongolia.
The Ulaanbaatar Process, launched by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) in June, 2015, aims to support the creation of conditions of peace and stability in Northeast Asia through the promotion of greater civil society dialogue and interaction. It is hosted by Mongolian NGO Blue Banner in cooperation with GPPAC Northeast Asia, and with the support of the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The third Ulaanbaatar Process meeting provided an opportunity for sincere and open civil society dialogue on the current peace and security situation in Northeast Asia, and particularly the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The previous two meetings, similarly held in Ulaanbaatar, also saw the participation of civil society representatives of all the Six Party Talks countries and Mongolia.
Articles of the printed publication are made available online at https://medium.com/reflections-on-peace-and-security-in-northeast.
Reflections on Peace and Security in Northeast Asia
-Perspectives from the Ulaanbaatar Process-
FOREWORD : Anjeli Narandran (Editor, GPPAC NEA), The Ulanbaatar Process - Making a Habit of Dialogue
CHAPTER 1: Northeast Asian Security and a Vision for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone
•Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan (Blue Banner) – Preventing a Catastrophe: Nuclear Diplomacy of a Non-Nuclear-Weapon State (Mongolia's Case)
•Anastasia Barannikova (Maritime State University, Vladivostok Focal Point) – A Northeast Asian Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone and a Peaceful Resolution of the Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula
•Suzuki Tatsujiro (Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University) – A Comprehensive Approach Towards a Northeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone: Solving Japan's Nuclear Trilemma
•Myagmar Dovchin – (Blue Banner) – Mongolia’s Contribution to a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World and the Problem of Nuclear Energy Security
CHAPTER 2: Korean Peninsula Security Issues and their Impact on Regional Stability
•Lee Taeho (People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy) – The Change of Government in South Korea and the Outlook for the Resolution of the Nuclear and Missile Crisis on the Korean Peninsula
•Lucy Roberts (American Friends Service Committee) – AFSC's Shared Security Vision for Northeast Asia: ‘Issues Pertaining to Peace and Human Security Issues on the Korean Peninsula’
•Su Hao and Liang Xiao-jun (China Foreign Affairs University) – The Evaluation and Prospects of the Role of China Regarding the Development of Nuclear and Strategic Weapons in North Korea
•Korean National Peace Committee – The Northeast Asian Context and the Ongoing War on the Korean Peninsula
CHAPTER 3: Civil Society Dialogue and Multi-Track Diplomacy in Peacebuilding in Northeast Asia
•Ahn Kim Jeong Ae (Women Making Peace) – Women's Perspectives on Korean Peninsula Security
•Nyamdavaa Ravdandorj (Blue Banner) – The Current State-of-Play of Northeast Asian Relations: A Youth Perspective
•Peter van Tuijl (Kemitraan-Partnership for Governance Reform Indonesia / former Executive Director, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict) – Northeast Asian Security: What Role for Southeast Asia?
•Meri Joyce (Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict Regional Secretariat, Peace Boat) – Making a Habit of Dialogue: Civil Society's Role in Peacebuilding in Northeast Asia
•Kawasaki Akira (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Peace Boat) – The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and Northeast Asia
For more information about the Ulaanbaatar Process, please visit the GPPAC Northeast Asia as well as Facebook page https://www.peaceportal.org/web/ulaanbaatar-process/home
For more information on GPPAC, please visit http://www.gppac.net/.
<Photo from GPPAC NEA, Aug 29-30, 2017>