Toward an incremental pathway to peace on the korean peninsula

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Abstract

One possible way to address the North Korean nuclear threat is by beginning a series of incremental steps to gradually lessen tension and lead to eventual peace on the Korean Peninsula. Such steps could include halting North Korea's nuclear-weapons testing and further advancement of its nuclear-weapons program in return for scaling back joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea; reducing North Korea's nuclear stockpiles in exchange for special development aid to North Korea for targeted economic, social, and public health initiatives; a moratorium on North Korean missile testing in exchange for the suspension of United States missile-defense systems in South Korea, and, providing earlier steps were successful, a peace treaty ending the Korean War. Recognizing what it would take for these initiatives to emerge requires also reckoning with the inevitable obstacles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalAsia Pacific Issues
Volume2017
Issue number134
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 1

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations

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