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Rethinking Nuclear Negotiations: The Impact of Diplomatic Phases on DPRK’s Strategic Behaviors
Rethinking Nuclear Negotiations: The Impact of Diplomatic Phases on DPRK’s Strategic Behaviors
April 29, 2024 | Sang Ki Kim
Sang Ki Kim, a researcher at the Korea Institute for National Unification, analyzes the patterns of North Korea’s nuclear and missile test activities during the past negotiation and deadlock phases, and concludes that nuclear negotiations have been instrumental in postponing the development of DPRK’s weapon programs. Kim warns that the enduring stalemate will only accelerate North Korea’s development of nuclear and missile technology. In light of these concerns, Kim urges South Korea and the U.S. to actively foster an atmosphere conducive to negotiations while maintaining military deterrence, with the aim of de-escalating tensions on the Peninsula and embarking on efficient crisis management.
The Cornerstone: Strategic Lessons for ROK from the U.S.-Japan Summit
The Cornerstone: Strategic Lessons for ROK from the U.S.-Japan Summit
April 22, 2024 | Yang Gyu Kim
Yang Gyu Kim, Principal Researcher at EAI, examines the strengthening of the U.S.-Japan alliance following the recent summit and provides insights into future foreign policy directions for South Korea. Kim emphasizes that Japan's prospective participation in AUKUS Pillar 2 and its key position in numerous U.S.-led mini- and multilateral cooperation frameworks stem from the Japanese government's active endeavors and investments in aligning its China strategy with that of the U.S. In this context, Kim suggests that South Korea should enhance its cooperation with the U.S. to meet the goals of Defense Innovation 4.0, while also proactively responding to potential opposition from China and the challenges posed by North Korea's New Cold War diplomacy.