The path not taken, the way still open: denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia

Hayes, P and Hamel-Green, M 2009, 'The path not taken, the way still open: denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia', The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, vol. 50, pp. 1-20.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title The path not taken, the way still open: denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia
Author(s) Hayes, P
Hamel-Green, M
Year 2009
Journal name The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
Volume number 50
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Publisher Japan Focus
Abstract A Korean Nuclear Weapons Free Zone (WFZ) may be a necessary condition to achieving the full denuclearization of Korea. As well as providing benefits to the United States in preventing a major direct and wider proliferation threat from North Korea, and to China, Japan and South Korea in maintaining stability in the Northeast Asian Region, it would also serve to address North Korean security concerns about potential US nuclear strikes. The two Koreas have already negotiated a legal basis for a Korean Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in the form of the 1992 Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korea Peninsula. This could form the basis of a NWFZ covering the peninsula. Alternatively, the ROK and Japan could create a Japan Korea NWFZ via a bilateral treaty. This article assesses the prospects for the creation of a NWFZ in the present international climate.
Subject Defence Studies
Keyword(s) Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
North Korea
South Korea
Japan
United States of America
Korean Peninsula
denuclearisation
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