Prospects for North Korea-South Korea Relations after the Cheonan Incident

Kang, Choi (2010) Prospects for North Korea-South Korea Relations after the Cheonan Incident. Elcano Newsletter (69). 6 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

This ARI explores the situation in the Korean peninsula after the sinking of the Cheonan on 26 March 2010 and stresses the need for a new South Korean policy towards the North. We are entering the final stage of the Cheonan incident, following the adoption of the UN Security Council President’s Statement of 9 July 2010. There will now be a period of either stalemate or confrontation between the two Koreas. And North Korea is very likely to engage in its traditional peace offensive vis-à-vis the outside world. To manage North Korea’s challenges in the coming days, South Korea should consider the following: (1) taking a long-term comprehensive approach towards North Korea geared towards achieving a fundamental change in the North; (2) enhancing its defence posture in various ways to deny North Korea’s political and military objectives; (3) further strengthening its international cooperation networks, including its links to China; and (4) consolidating domestic support for its policy towards North Korea.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asia-Pacífico / Seguridad y Defensa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > AGGRESSION.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > PEACE KEEPING.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > BILATERAL RELATIONS.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > KOREA R
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > KOREA DPR
CULTURE; SOCIETY > SOCIETY > CONFLICTS
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 13:41
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 13:41
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1956

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