The FRS-KF Korea Program on Security and Diplomacy, led by Antoine Bondaz, aims to improve understanding of the main issues on the Korean peninsula through the organization of conferences and the publication of interviews with leading Korean policy makers and experts. This program is not limited to inter-Korean relations alone and aims to address South Korea more broadly as a global power on the international scene.
The Korean peninsula is more than ever at the heart of Asia and the heart of the world. The stakes are numerous, from the North Korean non-proliferation crisis to the affirmation of Chinese power, maritime security and cyber security. They go beyond the purely security dimension, as South Korea's interests are now global.
In 70 years, the country has become a leading economic power and a strong liberal democracy. As a member of the G20 and the OECD, the 13th largest financial contributor to the UN and an observer state of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, South Korea is a key player in our relations with Asia. This is reflected in the "Global Partnership" signed with France and the "Strategic Partnership" with the European Union signed in 2004 and 2010 respectively.
This program is co-funded by the Korea Foundation.
Web conferenceJune 27, 2022
ArticleAntoine Bondaz, September 15, 2021
Strictly enforcing sanctions without closing the door: France’s position on international sanctions against the DPRK
Korea Focus, Briefing n°4 2020, October 23, 2020
The international consequences of the adoption of the Hong Kong National Security Law, Taiwanese and transatlantic views
Web conferenceSeptember 30, 2020
- In Korea, information and communication technologies play a valuable part in the swift [...] of infectious disease prevention [...], Park Neunghoo, Jeong Eunkyeong, Antoine Bondaz, Interview, June 9, 2020
- One of the most persisting myths about Korean politics is that the North Korean issue determines the outcome of the elections, Antoine Bondaz, Interview, February 18, 2020
- Meeting with President Moon Jae-in’s Special Adviser, Antoine Bondaz, Hearing, February 18, 2020
- From critical engagement to credible commitments: a renewed EU strategy for the North Korean proliferation crisis, Antoine Bondaz,
EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Paper no. 67, Note, February 2020
- What is the role of South Korea and North Korea in Asia ? With Hervé Lemahieu (Lowy Institute), Hervé Lemahieu, Video, November 2019
- The korean peninsula between autonomy and dependency, Antoine Bondaz, Note, August 30, 2019
- France has been and will be considered as one of the most important countries in realizing Korea's policy toward Europe, Antoine Bondaz, Interview, May 28, 2019
- President Moon promised he would visit all ten ASEAN countries within his term, Antoine Bondaz, Interview, May 28, 2019
- Korean perspective on a partial lifting of sanctions to promote denuclearization, Dr Hong Hyunik, Video, May 2019
- North Korea's strategy of survival and development, Dr PAIK Haksoon, Video, May 2019
- It’s premature to say the market became the dominant mechanism in North Korea, Antoine Bondaz, Interview, April 5, 2019
- To guard against illusions and formalize commitments : what is at stake with the second US-DPRK summit, Antoine Bondaz, Article, February 26, 2019
- South Korea wants to play as initiator, mediator, and facilitator for establishing peace on the peninsula, Antoine Bondaz, Interview, January 16, 2019