The Korean Peninsula: An Enduring Security Dilemma

National Security College | Professional course



Contact us at to express interest or to discuss how we can tailor this program for your organisation.

Looking at challenges and opportunities over the next three to five years, the course examines the current political characteristics of the two Koreas, focusing on recent developments in the region and with the USA. The course will examine the economy, political and social outlooks, defence priorities and aspirations, technical innovation, internal security challenges, strategic objectives, and implications for global, regional and Australian interests.

Participants at this course will discuss the following issues:

• Geopolitics and economics of the two Koreas
• The military balance on the Korean Peninsula
• Inside North Korea, including the current status of the nuclear program
• The interests of China, Japan, Russia, the United States and Australia in relation to the Korean Peninsula
• A hypothetical crisis scenario.

This one-day program is designed for officers from all departments and agencies, as well as professionals, analysts, leaders from other organisations, who would benefit from a deeper understanding of the Koreas, their implications for Australian public policy and Australian national security interests in particular.

“The combination of very dynamic and well-informed speakers with interactive elements that allowed us to analyse and apply what we had learned during the day made the course both really engaging and really rewarding.”


This program has not been scheduled for 2020 but will run if there is sufficient interest. Please email to register your interest.

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