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North Korea, Trump and War: Dissecting the Crisis in the Pacific

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As tensions mount between North Korea and the United States, this event hosted by New Foreign Policy is opportunity to go behind the headlines and the rhetoric to unravel a detailed analysis of the crisis in the Pacific.

We will be joined by Dr Owen Miller, among others, to dissect the nature and history of North Korea - as well as the strategic objectives and ambitions of the United States in relation to Japan, China and South Korea.

The nuclear brinksmanship around the Korean peninsula has taken a further worrying, with the testing of a North Korean ballistic missile over Japanese territory. Despite a recent lull where president Kim Jong-un did not make good his threat to fire missiles at the US military base on the Pacific island of Guam, the war of words and weapons surrounding this conflict has grown again, and should make all those who fear nuclear war in the Pacific that little bit more fearful.

This event will give you an unique depth of analysis and understandig about both North Korea and the multi-layered crisis playing out across a range of actors in teh Asia-Pacific.

About Dr Miller:

Owen, who visisted North Korea last year, initially studied East Asian history at School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) as an undergraduate and subsequently lived in South Korea, where he studied Korean language at Yonsei University. He returned to SOAS in 2001 to study for an MA and then a PhD in Korean history, focusing on merchant guilds in late nineteenth century Seoul. Prior to coming to SOAS as a lecturer in Korean Studies, Owen worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Robinson College, University of Cambridge.

He teaches and researches the history of modern Korea, focusing on social change and capitalist development.

Current research interests include: the social and economic history of 19th and 20th century Korea; urban history; Korean nationalist and Marxist historiographies; the economic history of North Korea; and state formation in Northeast Asia.

He is the author of numerous articles including:

South Korea After Park: Jacobin

Miller, Owen (2016) 'War, the state, and the formation of the North Korean industrial working class, 1931-1960.' Third World Quarterly, 37 (10). pp. 1901-1920.

Miller, Owen (2010) 'The idea of stagnation in Korean historiography from Fukuda Tokuzō to the New Right.' Korean Histories, 2 (1). pp. 3-12.

Miller, Owen (2010) 'Marxism and East Asian History: From Eurocentrism and Nationalism to Marxist Universalism.' Marxism 21, 7 (3). pp. 202-238.

Miller, Owen (2007) 'The Myonjujon Documents: Accounting Methods and Merchants' Organisations in Nineteenth Century Korea.'Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, 7 (1). pp. 87-114.

We will also have expert speakers on nuclear prolifration in the context of rising fears of nuclear conflict. Furthe speakers will be announced in due course.

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Tickets for this event should be booked in advance. All ticket prices are for General Admission. The 'supporters' ticket allows those who wish to make an extra donation towards the work of New Foreign Policy.

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