Conflict and Security
Reconstituting Korean Security
There is still a possibility of war on the Korean peninsula. Such a war would not only involve North-east Asia but major global actors – including the United States. It is therefore imperative that careful analysis take place of the diverse security dilemmas of the Korean and regional actors such as to provide a base for effective and realistic policy recommendations.
Objectives of this project include:
- The study of security interests, values and policies of the various actors in the Korean crisis, as a contentious and potentially dangerous flashpoint of international conflict; with a view to understanding how often differing interests and policies may be reconciled, and;
- The examination of various preferred policy instruments of 'intervening' actors in the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) such as to suggest a way in which these may be combined with an integrated and coherent strategy towards the Korean conflict.
The project would ultimately recommend that if the nature of Korean security were reconstituted to include human security as well as national defence, policy-makers could find more innovative and flexible policy responses to conflict on the peninsula.
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