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Asia Pacific Journal of Marine Science&Education


Volume 5, No.1, 2015

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Nikolai I. Pereslavtsev

ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF RUSSIAN PARTICIPATION IN THE RAILWAY FREIGHT TRANSIT THROUGH THE KOREAN PENINSULA

Abstract

The article analyzes the situation with the implementation of joint project concerning reconstruction of railway tracks from Russian border station Khasan to North Korean port city Rajin and modernization of some of Rajin port facilities. As well it discusses the current state of working objects and prospects of their further use, facilitating and hindering factors and conditions.

Keywords

Trans-Korean railway, port of Rajin, containerized transportation, transshipment complex, the volume of coal exports, economic cooperation with DPRK.

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Alexey A. Karaivanov, Anastasia O. Barannikova

ENERGY SECTOR: THE POSSIBILITIES OF RESUMPTION OF THE RUSSIAN-NORTH KOREAN COOPERATION

Abstract

The authors consider energy sector as a promising sphere of economic cooperation between Russia and the DPRK. This is conditioned both by economic needs of DPRK and political opportunities for Russia in terms of strengthening its influence on the Korean peninsula. Prospects of deepening energy cooperation in the range of bilateral and trilateral (including ROK) projects are analyzed.

Keywords

DPRK-RF cooperation, energy sector, Trans-Korean project

Han Dong-ho

EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY OF KOREAN REUNIFICATION: A BRIEF SURVEY OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FACTORS

Abstract

The Korean question in Northeast Asia has important implications for peace and security in the region. Solution of the problems associated with Korean reunification will significantly influence the future course of international relations in Northeast Asia. It should be noted that the process of Korean reunification could engender a variety of uncertainties in the Northeast Asian security environment. Given this context, this paper aims to explore the possibility of a future Korean reunification based on the interactions of domestic factors and regional/systemic constraints in order to provide some insights for solving the Korean question. Given this context of interactions of regional major powers and the two Koreas and the complexity of the issue of Korean reunification, the main factors required to produce a desirable outcome should be understood. In sum, Korean reunification would be a result of the concerted efforts of policy makers of concerned states dealing effectively with the internal and external factors surrounding the Korean Peninsula.

Keywords

Korean Question, Korean Reunification, Northeast Asian International Relations, Internal Factors, External Factors, Inter-Korean Relations

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Sergey M. Smirnov

KOREA, RUSSIAN FAR EAST, ARCTIC AND THE EURASIAN TRANSIT CHALLENGES

Abstract

This article explores the relationships, problems and prospects in the process of creating a Trans-Eurasian transit alternative routes - New Silk Road, the Northern Sea Route. The positions of leading Asia-Pacific countries - China, Japan and South Korea – are described in connection with the Arctic exploration. A special attention is given to the development of specific elements of transport infrastructure in the Far Eastern Federal District (ports, railways, roads, sea lines). The mechanism for the development of cooperation projects between Russia and Korea is proposed, considering the particular socio-economic situation in the regions of Russian Far East.

Keywords

Northern Sea Route, transport corridors, Eurasian transit, icebreaker escort operations

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Nikolai I. Pereslavtsev

KOREAN-JAPANESE DISCORD CONCERNING THE LIANCOURT ISLANDS

Abstract

This article discusses the reasons behind the dispute between Korea and Japan over the Liancourt islands located in the Sea of Japan, makes a detailed analysis of the arguments and positions of each of the parties from a historical, legal and economic point of view, and suggests ways and means to solve the problem taking into account the interests of international cooperation and security in the region.

Keywords

Dokdo, Takeshima, Liancourt, islands, Japan, Korean Peninsula, International Court of Justice

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Alexey A. Karaivanov

NON-PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS AS A FACTOR OF SUCCESSFULL DEVELOPMENT OF NORTHEAST ASIA

Abstract

The present article covers one of the most topical problems of the modern world – production and proliferation of nuclear weapons. The role of socio-economic factors, integration processes and ways of control over DPRK nuclear program are studied. The ways of further NEA development and improvement of non-proliferation control in the region are determined.

Keywords

nuclear weapons, DPRK nuclear program, non-proliferation, NEA

Vladimir A. Lazarev

PATTERNS OF RUSSIAN-KOREAN COOPERATION IN THE LOGISTICS MARKET AT RUSSIAN FAR EAST

Abstract

The article discusses in detail the characteristics of the Russian Far East logistics market, the prospects of cargo delivery by road, rail, air and sea transport. Resources and technical barriers to increase the volume of traffic, the nomenclature of goods, choose alternative transport routes between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea (port logistics, railways, the Northern Sea Route) are assessed and analyzed with recommendations on its improvement.

Keywords

industrial agglomeration, Far Eastern logistics market, Trans-Siberian railroad, Republic of Korea, Northern Sea route

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Peter Yu. Samoylenko

POLITICAL AND MILITARY PROCESSES ON KOREAN PENINSULA AND MASS-MEDIA ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF COOPERATION IN NORTH-EAST ASIA

Abstract

The author examines the political and military situation on the Korean Peninsula, while evaluating the different factors that influence it. In particular, he analyses selected aspects of the development and implementation of North Korea's missile program, pointing at potential threats and challenges it can incur to the situation in the region. In addition, the details of informational exchanges by media in neighboring countries concerning the Korean Peninsula are described.

Keywords

Korean Peninsula, missile testing, East Sea, North Korea, Primorsky Region

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Pavel V.Cherkashin

REPUBLIC OF KOREA’S PLANS ABOUT THE ARCTIC EXPLOITATION AND PERSPECTIVES OF RUSSIAN-KOREAN COOPERATION IN THE REGION

Abstract

The article describes South Korea`s approaches to the Arctic development issue, disclose in details its reasons, aims and aspirations, related to this region exploitation perspectives. Author makes an effort to have a look at concrete directions of potential Russian-South Korean cooperation in the Arctic from the point of view their correlation to Russia`s national interests.

Keywords

Russia, Republic of Korea, Arctic, Northern Sea Route, Arctic Council, cooperation, plans.

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Anastasia O.Barannikova

TRILATERAL COOPERATION OF RF, PRC AND DPRK AS A STABILIZING FACTOR ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA AND IN NEA

Abstract

The author studies military, political and economic aspects of situation on the Korean Peninsula and positions of the main actors – RF, PRC and DPRK - influencing this situation. The priorities and main directions of these countries policy were analyzed with accounting their long-term interests and some factors stabilizing situation on the Korean Peninsulawere studied.

Keywords

RF, DPRK, PRC, trilateral cooperation, military and economic cooperation, NEA security

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