Policy & Research

Through forums, conferences, and working committees, the One Korea Global Campaign has fostered ongoing research, dialogue, policy recommendations, and projects based on a comprehensive approach to Korean reunification. The ongoing dialogue has engaged a broad base of international experts, policymakers, and civil society leaders.

Research & Papers

Below are papers and presentations, representing the body of research collected during conferences and forums.

Building Peace and Reconciliation through a Japanese-Korean Exchange Program

Dr. Shigetsugu Komine, Assistant Professor at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan, spoke about the university exchange program to volunteer on farms in rural Korean villages near the DMZ that built friendships between Japanese and Koreans.

International Forum on One Korea: Insights from the Ireland Experience

The International Forum on One Korea in Ireland on Nov 27, 2018 brought practitioners, religious leaders and political representatives involved with the peacebuilding efforts in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and Korean representatives.
Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon speaking at International Forum on One Korea in Washington D.C.

Washington Policy Forum Examines Korean Unification as a Framework for Peace and Development

Korea experts examined current events and opportunities presented for unification of the Korean peninsula based on a shared history and heritage at a packed forum at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington on December 12.

Peaceful Reunification on the Korean Peninsula: Looking to International Models of Peaceful Change

From Gandhi’s guidance of India’s independence from Great Britain to Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent demonstrations in the United States’ Civil Rights Movement, examples of peaceful resistance offer historic lessons on building peaceful societies such as on the Korean Peninsula.

Action for Korea United Fifth Anniversary Assembly

Civic organizations, corporations, NGO's, faith groups, and all the many forms of civil society need to cooperate and build consensus, not only on the endgame strategy of unification but also on how they should engage the North. Remarks from Global Peace Foundation Chairman Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon

AKU’s Innovative Approaches for Realizing One Korea

The unification movement should be more about the vision than political process. e vision by all means regardless of any political difficulties. A strong and broad civil base is a key groundwork for peaceful unification. An address by Inteck Seo, Co-chair, Action for Korea United

AKU’s Mongolia’s Approach to Korean Reunification

Fostering regional trust through so-called soft security issues such as economic development, energy and infrastructure cooperation, and environmental and other non-traditional threats can lead to greater understanding and bridging differences. An address by Ambassador J. Enkhsaikhan, Chairman, Blue Banner

Civil Society Cooperation in Global Humanitarian Development: Video

This forum explores multilateral contributions supporting Korean-led Reunification initiatives predicated upon principles and historic values in Korean culture.

Expanding Global Consciousness for a Unified Korea

The vision of the Korean Dream can be engaged through multi-sector, track two approaches to expand global consensus for a united, peaceful Korea. An address by David L. Caprara, Vice President, Global Peace Foundation.

The Multilateral Security Mechanism in Northeast Asia and Role of Mongolia

Civil society can play the role not only between the individual and the state but also between citizens. It is also effective to engage North Korean citizens inthe multilateral dialogues and events, focused on non-traditional security issues. An address by Nanjin Dorjsuren, Mongolia Institute for Strategic Studies.

The Emerging Role of Civil Society in Opening North Korea

Change in the North is fraught with challenges and complexities. But expanding the possibilities and practice of freedom will be a key to progress. Principles that lift up human dignity, creativity and responsibility are the foundation for a free society to prosper and flourish. An address by Dr. Edwin Feulner, Founder, the Heritage Foundation.

The Policy Basis for Denuclearization in Northeast Asia

Dr. Hao Su, professor and director at the Center for Strategic and Peace Studies in China Foreign Affairs University, highlights the strategy for denuclearization of Northeast Asia

Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and Establishing a Northeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone

Dr. J. Enkhsaikhan, Chairman of Blue Banner NGO, speaks on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and establishing a Northeast Asian nuclear-free zone.

How to Make a NEA Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Realistic: Mainly Focusing on North Korea‘s Perspective

Kyung hwan Cho, Research fellow at INSS, Seoul, Korea, outlines how to make a NEA nuclear weapon free zone realistic at the International Forum on One Korea.

Collaboration on Denuclearization and Economic Integration

John Everard, former UK Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Korea, speaks at the denuclearization and economic integration forum online.

Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone: Position of the DPRK

Anastasia Barannikova spoke at the Northeast Asia Regional Collaboration on Denuclearization and Economic Integration forum on one Korea.

An NWFZ approach to Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

Dr. Tong Kim, visiting chair professor, Kyungnam University, elaborates on NWFZ approach to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula at the International Forum on One Korea 2020.

The Northeast Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Context of the EU

At the International Forum on One Korea (Virtual Forum 2020), Dr Tarja Cronberg, Distinguished Associate Fellow, explains the strategy of the Northeast Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the context of the EU.

Denuclearization as a Way to Neutralize North Korea’s Nuclear Armament

Dr. Jin Shin, Chungnam National University, explores how denuclearization can be a way to neutralize North Korea's nuclear armament at the International Forum on One Korea 2020.

The Limited Nuclear Weapons’ Free Zone for Northeast Asia

John E. Endicott, Ph.D., President, Woosong University; Vice-Chancellor SolBridge International School of Business, Daejeon, ROK, outlines the objectives of a limited Nuclear Weapon's Free Zone for Northeast Asia

Establishing A NEA NWFZ: A U.S. Perspective

At the International Forum on One Korea, Robert L. Gallucci, Georgetown University, explained from the United State of America's perspective on establishing a Northeast Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone.

International Policy Forum Proposes New Approaches to Northeast Asia Denuclearization and Economic Development as Key Steps Toward a Free and Unified Korea

The second convening of the International Forum on One Korea, “Free and Unified Korea: Northeast Asia Regional Collaboration on Denuclearization and Economic Integration,” addressed denuclearization and economic integration of the peninsula and Northeast Asia region in two concurrent sessions.

North Korea’s Denuclearization and a Northeast Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone

Chung Kyung-young spoke on North Korea's denuclearization and northeast Asian nuclear weapon free zone at the International Forum on One Korea in 2019.
International delegates, leaders, and scholars on Korean reunification gather in Mongolia for Korea Forum

Mongolia Forum Promotes One Korea and Mongolia’s Role

In the run-up to the June 12 summit between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un there has been no shortage of debate and analysis. But a recent forum of scholars, parliamentarians and prominent civil society figures held in Mongolia on Korean Unification offered some new perspectives on the Korean crisis and prospects for its ultimate resolution.

“Bright Sunshine” or War: The Choice in Dealing with a Nuclear DPRK

By offering only the non-existent “choice” between peaceful surrender and surrender through war, the U.S. and Japan have made a mutually agreed elimination of nuclear weapons by the DPRK an impossible outcome. Another option is a “Bright Sunshine” policy towards Pyongyang that would result in expanded contact and exchange between North and South. An address by Professor Madhav Das Nalapat, UNESCO Peace Chair, Manipal University, India

The Korean Peninsula: An Opportunity and NOT a Crisis

The properties of substances and Nations can change under extreme heat and pressure. After more than six decades of diplomatic stagnation, an unprecedented nexus of factors have brought us to this moment when the heat and pressure are high. An address by Dr. William J Parker III, Chief Operating Officer, EastWest Institute

Social Transformation and Strengthening Models for Denuclearization

The unification process could catalyze exit from nuclear weapons, as the security of the new state, even if it is only a confederation, has to be redefined and guaranteed one way or the other. An address Dr Tarja Cronberg, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Looking for a Road to Peace and Reconciliation in Korea

Experience with the DPRK testifies that excessive pressure and coercion had led to greater suspicion and hostility, while engagement and respect for certain positions shaped by history's legacies has brought about cooperation and compromise. An address by Dr. Alexander Zhebin, Director, Center for Korean Studies, Institute of Far Eastern Studies.

China’s Perspectives on North Korea and Korean Reunification

China’s central principle is the stability of the Korean Peninsula. China would like to maintain the stability to concentrate on economic development and modernization, which has been the national priority for decades. An address by Chu Shulong, Institute of International Strategic and Development Studies, Tsinghua University

The ‘Christ-Buddha’ Path to Unity on the Korean Peninsula

"Christ-Buddha path to Korean unity" refers to the need for the North Korean leadership to show the wisdom of Lord Buddha and for the South Korean side to exhibit the compassion of Jesus Christ. An address by Madhav Das Nalapat, UNESCO Peace Chair, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University.

Russia’s Efforts for Peace and Reconciliation in Korea

The promotion of a good-neighborhood and mutually advantageous cooperation with the regional states in Northeast Asia is getting ever more important in view of Russia’s policy “Turning to the East.” An address by Dr. Alexander Zhebin, Director of the Center for Korean Studies of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies.

The Future Vision for a Unified Korean Peninsula: A U.S. Perspective

Korea has always been part of the larger U.S. strategic policy for the region and the world. The United States has not and will not produce a Korean unification policy on its own for implementation beyond the level of rhetoric. An address by Tong Kim, Visiting Professor at Korea University and at The University of North Korean Studies.

One Korea Unification Vision through Neutralization

The Korean people as key players must work together for a neutralization-unification formula and persuade four major powers to support a neutralized, unified Korea, which will be in their best interests. An address by Dr. Tae-Hwan Kwak, Former President, Korea Institute for National Unification

Keynote Address, Economic Forum on One Korea 2017

Through unification, the mineral and other natural resources of the North will become essential for economic growth in the Korean economy, and the twenty-five million people of North Korea will become the source of an expanded domestic labor market, bringing an end to to the cruel chapter of division and fulfilling a national destiny to build a model nation that can serve all humanity. Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon, Chairman, Global Peace Foundation

Russia and the Korean Peninsula: Policy and Investment: Video

A forum on Russia and the Korean peninsula, with a focus on regional integration, energy and infrastructure investment, and diplomacy with Korea experts from Russia and the United States, hosted at the Cneter for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Japan’s Northeast Asia Strategy and Korean Reunification

Threats from North Korea have increased the investment and security risks in the region. To lower this risk, the best way would be to elevate the level of mutual dependency by strengthening economic ties between Northeast Asian countries and North Korea. An address by Chanwoo Lee, Specially Appointed Fellow Japan Center for Economic Research.
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China’s Role in Korean Unification Vision and Northeast Asian Peace-Building

For China, the division of the Korean Peninsula is a historical product and the master of the ultimate unification on the Peninsula are the Korean people; outside powers’ interference, no matter what the motive will be, cannot stop the unification trend. An address by Xiaohe Cheng, Deputy Director, Center for China’s International Strategic Studies, Renmin University of China

The Future Vision for a Peaceful, Unified Korean Peninsula: A Chinese Perspective

To Chinese government, a rapid and violent reunification is clearly undesirable, but an “independent, peaceful, and gradual” reunification is different and would be desirable. Yet, such a desirable reunification is deemed by Chinese government as unfeasible in the near future. An address by Cai Jian, Ph. D.,Center for Korean Studies, Fudan University

‘Hongik Ingan’ as the Governance Principle of One Korea

Rooted in the founding legend of the very first Korean kingdom in 2333 BC, Hongik Ingan has served as the guiding doctrine both for the rulers in governance and general populace in ordinary lives through millennia. An address by Dr. Jai Poong Ryu, Chairman One Korea Foundation; Professor emeritus, Loyola University
Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon speaking at International Forum on One Korea in Washington D.C.

Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon Keynote Address at the 2018 International Forum on One Korea in Washington DC

The following speech by Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon, Chairman of Global Peace Foundation, was the keynote address at the International Forum on One Korea held on December 12, 2018 in Washington D.C.

Strengthening Cooperation for Northeast Asia Peace and Security

A unified democratic Korea with 75 million hard-working people could emerge as the Germany of Asia—a new economic powerhouse and force for stability in the region. An address by Dr. Sue Mi Terry, Senior Fellow for Korea at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

‘Korean Dream’ of One Korea a Model for Global Unity

Koreans today need to draw upon the shared destiny and cultural values that long predate the conflicting ideologies since 1945 to bridge the ideological, political, economic and national divides on the peninsula and build a peaceful future for all Koreans. Keynote address by Global Peace Foundation Chairman Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon

How Japan Can Prepare for Unification of Korean Peninsula

Japan needs to go beyond its conventional style of diplomacy, which focuses on dealing with the current situation, and prepare a Korean Peninsula policy that takes into account the potential for regime change in North Korea and north-south unification at some stage in the future. An address by Atsushi Ijuin, Lead Economist, Japan Center for Economic Research

China’s Policy Toward Korean Peninsula Reunification: Video

A roundtable discussion on China-South Korea cooperation agenda on North Korea policy with U.S. Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks Sydney Seiler, Dr. Quansheng Zhao, Professor of International Relations and Chair of the Asian Studies Program Research Council at American University, moderated by Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Japan-South Korea: Finding Common Ground: Video

A forum and roundtable discussion on Japan-South Korea cooperation on North Korea policy following the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The forum was hosted at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and moderated by CSIS Korea Chair Dr. Victor Cha.

The Future Vision of a Unified Korea and Building a World of Peace

The principles and values that form the fundamental basis of human rights and freedoms that we take for granted in this modern age are the very basis upon which the people of Korea obtained their national identity. Keynote Address by Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, Chairman, Global Peace Foundation

South Korea’s Evolving Views of Reunification and Growing Consensus

Over the years, thinking on the concept of reunification has taken distinct forms and has been motivated by a combination of ideology and real-world events. Now an important sea-change in thinking about reunification on the Korean peninsula has emerged. by An address by Victor Cha, Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Korea Reunification: A Path to Freedom and Democracy

Reunification should not be a quest to integrate or average the two systems, but to advance the welfare of all Koreans. An address by Dr. Edwin Feulner, founder of the Heritage Foundation.

Second Korean War Imminent but Avoidable: an Indian Perspective

The four years of the Trump administration represent perhaps the last window available to resolve the Korea problem through a peaceful reunification. An address by Madhav Das Nalapat, UNESCO Peace Chair, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University.

The Role of Republic of Korea in Sustainable Development

By championing reunification of the Koreas and building a global coalition in this direction, Korea will be making active contributions to the international peace and stability. An address by HE Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister, Republic of Kenya.

CSIS and Korean Studies Institute at USC Explore Unification Challenges

The Center for Strategic and International Studies conducted a groundbreaking initiative on Korea unification in cooperation with the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California. Korean reunification presents one of the greatest challenges as well as opportunities for the United States, Korea, and Asia.

Mongolia-ROK Cooperation Urged on North Korea Engagement

A forum by GPF and CSIS explored new approaches to Korean unification with cooperation from Mongolia for diplomacy between the two Koreas.
Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea City Panorama Photo

A Way Forward Toward Peace: Focusing on the ROK-US Alliance

Reunification of Korean peninsula cannot be achieved by merely one side’s aspiration. Inter-Korean relations can be restored through meetings and person to person exchanges, approached from the concept that North and South are on the same boat sharing fates. An address by Young Kyo Seo, National Assembly of Korea

Leading the Process of Peaceful Unification of the Korean Peninsula

International consensus on the unification of the Korean Peninsula can be reached when the international community reaches an agreed vision of the unification and joins hands to help make that vision a reality, overcoming the old Cold War mindset. An address by Sang jin Shin, National Assembly of Korea

A Global Ethical Framework for Societal Transformation

‘Hong-ik Ingan and Jaesae-ihwa’ are very significant in Korean society and are the foundation of social transformation, ethical values and spiritual virtues. An address by Dr. Kyung-Ro Yoon Former President, Hansung University.

Dr. Jae Yun Kim on the Reunification of the Korean Peninsula at GPC 2012

Global Peace Convention 2012 Global Peace Convention November 29-December 2, 2012 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Theme: “Moral and innovative Leadership: Building Strong Families, Healthy societies, and a Global Culture of Peace.”   Respected Chairman of the Global Peace Foundation, Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, distinguished former heads of state from 8 nations of Latin America, and […]

Korea’s Future and the Paradigm Changes of World Politics

Throughout history, closed and isolated countries have been perished, and countries with active international exchanges have flourished. An address by Dr. Jin Shin, Professor, Chungnam National University.

KOICA’s New Models for Development

This paper was prepared for the Korean Reunification Track of the Global Peace Convention 2017 in Manila, Philippines to share best practices and develop collaborative strategies in areas of peacebuilding, education, entrepreneurship, sustainable development, youth and women empowerment, and other fields of social impact.

Reflections on the Declaration of Unification for One Korea

Just as the unanimous wish of the Korean people was reunification a century ago, the wish of the Korean people today is also reunification and is an outcome of self esteem striving not to lose dignity and belief in realization of justice. An address by Dr. Young-tae Kwon, Senior Researcher, Global Peace Institute

Additional Resources

Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security, regional study, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and trade to global development and economic integration. For the past six years consecutively, CSIS has been named the world’s number one think tank for international security by the University of Pennsylvania’s “Go To Think Tank Index.” The CSIS Chair partners with a number of groups to organize international conferences and forums to bring greater transparency and understanding to issues associated with planning for the unification of the Korean peninsula.

Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation is a leading American research institute based in Washington, D.C. The foundation took a leading advisory role during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, whose policies were taken from Heritage’s policy study Mandate for Leadership. Heritage has since continued to have a significant influence in U.S. public policy, and is considered to be one of the most influential conservative research organizations in the United States.

Global Peace Foundation

The Global Peace Foundation (GPF) is an international nonprofit organization with a stated mission to promote “an innovative, values-based approach to peacebuilding, guided by the vision of One Family under God.” GPF partners with government ministries, community and faith-based organizations, and United Nations offices to develop and execute programs.

Ministry of Unification

The Ministry of Unification is an executive department of the South Korean government aimed at promoting Korean reunification. It was first established in 1969 as the National Unification Board, under the rule of Park Chung-hee. It gained its current status in 1998 and has played a major role in promoting inter-Korean dialogues, and exchanges and cooperation.

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