Arms Control and CSBMs in a Korean Peace Regime

A U.S. Perspective

Published in: The Korean Journal of Security Affairs, v. 11, no. 1, June 2006, p. 25-48

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2005

by Eric V. Larson

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The author addresses three major issues in this paper. First, acknowledging that there is a range of opinions in the U.S. regarding the strategies and prospects for building a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula, a relatively balanced and pragmatic U.S. perspective on the matter. Second, he appraises the prospects for arms control and confidence and security building measures(CSBMs) on the Korean Peninsula as ways to promote and institutionalize the peace process involving the two Koreas and the United States on the Korean Peninsula. Finally, he offers thoughts on the impacts on peace on the Korean Peninsula of (a) the North Korean nuclear issue, (b) the U.S.-ROK alliance, and (c) the impact and future of U.S.-China relations.

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