February 21, 2024

Mogherini at Shangri-la: a changing EU policy towards North Korea?

The more players at the table, the more likely an agreement will work

South Korea’s Minister of Defense Jeong Kyeong-do. Japan’s Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

The Shangri-La Dialogue session on Korean security had who some might consider an unexpected third speaker. But Mogherini’s presence at a panel on this topic should not come as a surprise, since this is an issue that has gained prominence in Brussels in recent years. It is also an issue on which the EU has a clear policy.