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May 2024

Meeting with VADM Shekhar Sinha (ret.), Indian Navy

On May 27, 2024, the Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy invited VADM Shekhar Sinha (ret.) from the Indian Navy for a dialogue. He gave an address titled “Unfolding Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific”, sharing Indian perspectives on security issues around the South China Sea. The talk was followed by an in-depth Q&A session covering multiple mini-lateral […]

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Between Following and Leading : The Royal Navy and Coalition Operations in the Korean War

KIMS Periscope No. 349 Department of King’s College London Dr. Tim Benbow pdf view When the Korean War broke out in June 1950, the British contribution to the United Nations campaign initially focussed on naval power.  At the time of the North Korean invasion, the Royal Navy’s Far East Station, based in Singapore, comprised 22

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Small State Naval Diplomacy in the Korean War : Denmark and the MS Jutlandia

KIMS Periscope No. 348 the Royal Danish Defence College Military analyst Captain Anders Puck Nielsen pdf view Recently there has been an increasing interest in the topic of naval diplomacy. When James Cable first made the term gunboat diplomacy famous in the 1970s, focus was exclusively on how naval forces could be used against an

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Special Lecture at Ewha Womans University

On May 7, 2024, the Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy sponsored a special lecture at Ewha Womans University. Dr. Jeeyong Kim, professor at ROK Naval Academy, participated and gave a lecture titled “Militaristic, historical, political and economic origins of Taiwan Issue”. Students who had interests in security policy, East Asian affairs and international relations came

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Meeting with LTG (Ret.) Koichiro Bansho, JGSDF

On May 2, 2024, the Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy hosted a meeting with LTG (ret.) Koichiro Bansho, former Commanding General of Western Army, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force. He gave a presentation titled “Japan’s New Defense Policy and its Implications for Korea-Japan Security Cooperation”, and had an in-depth discussion with the KIMS executives and researchers

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The U.S. Navy’s Experience in Coalition Warfare in the Korean War

KIMS Periscope No. 347 U.S. Air Force’s Air War College Prof. Corbin Williamson pdf view The Korean War (1950-1953) brought together forces from nine navies under an American naval command structure to defend South Korea. Many of the personnel who served in these navies had experience with coalition warfare from World War II which aided

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