US-Russian interests/cooperation on NK

The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies invites you to attend a discussion with Mr. Alexander Ilitchev. Given Russia’s historic relations with North Korea stretching several decades, there are a lot of speculations about how Russia will deal with recent provocations by North Korea. Mr. Ilitchev will share his analyses on how Moscow sees Pyongyang recently in the context of the new administration in the United States. Discussion on a Russian Perspective on the Korean Peninsula Alexander Ilitchev, Senior fellow at the Mansfield Foundation and former Senior Officer at the United Nations Moderator: Jae H. Ku, Director of the US-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS Alexander Ilitchev is a senior fellow at the Mansfield Foundation. He is a career diplomat with extensive experience in the prevention, mediation, and resolution of armed conflict, most recently with the United Nations Secretariat. He began his career at the UN in 1992, serving as Senior Officer in the Department of Political Affairs. He covered various UN sanctions regimes as well as the Council’s work on various crises and conflicts. From 1997-2014 he was Northeast Asia Team Leader with the Asia and the Pacific Division. In that position he actively promoted preventive, good offices, and mediation efforts by the Secretary-General, focusing on the Korean Peninsula and on promotion of multilateral dialogue and cooperation on regional security. As policy adviser to the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Korean Peninsula from 2003-2005 he was responsible for the conceptual and operational aspects of that good offices diplomatic effort. Following his retirement from the UN, he served as a member of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations. This event is free and open to the public