[REPOST] Sixth Zermatt Roundtable on Current Security Issues in the North Pacific Region

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15 Sep
2017

 

The sixth Zermatt Roundtable on Current Security Issues in the North Pacific Region was held from 11 to13 September 2017 in Glion/Montreux, Switzerland.

 It gathered some 25 participants – experts from think tanks and academia, as well as government representatives – from China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the European Union, Japan, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, and Switzerland. This annual roundtable is jointly organized by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). It is a contribution, by Switzerland, to foster stability and dialogue in North-East Asia.

The purpose of the Roundtable is to facilitate open, informal, and substantive discussions. Participants addressed the evolving security situation in North-East Asia and ways to promote stability in the region. The discussions were sincere and cordial. Each party was able to state its position. The sixth roundtable was structured in five sessions covering the following issues: (1) The Impact of the New American Policy on the North Pacific Power Balance, (2) the North Korean Nuclear Programme, (3) Dialogue in the Korean Peninsula, (4) Evolving Security Strategies in North Pacific and (5) the Role of Soft Power in Asia-Pacific Dynamics. Previous roundtables (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) were devoted to the multiple security challenges facing the region, the dynamics of the growing power competition and the impact of defence strategies on regional stability....

It gathered some 25 participants – experts from think tanks and academia, as well as government representatives – from China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the European Union, Japan, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, and Switzerland.

This annual roundtable is jointly organized by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). It is a contribution, by Switzerland, to foster stability and dialogue in North-East Asia.

The purpose of the Roundtable is to facilitate open, informal, and substantive discussions. Participants addressed the evolving security situation in North-East Asia and ways to promote stability in the region.

The discussions were sincere and cordial. Each party was able to state its position. The sixth roundtable was structured in five sessions covering the following issues: (1) The Impact of the New American Policy on the North Pacific Power Balance, (2) the North Korean Nuclear Programme, (3) Dialogue in the Korean Peninsula, (4) Evolving Security Strategies in North Pacific and (5) the Role of Soft Power in Asia-Pacific Dynamics. Previous roundtables (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) were devoted to the multiple security challenges facing the region, the dynamics of the growing power competition and the impact of defence strategies on regional stability.