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dc.contributor.advisorOlsen, Edward A.
dc.contributor.authorKim, Sung Min
dc.dateDecember 2002
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:03Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:03Z
dc.date.issued2002-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3682
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the "China factor" in the evolution of the ROK-U.S. relationship and its implications on ROK-U. S. security relations. While the "China factor" had been one of the major stimuli to maintaining a tight alliance relationship between Seoul and Washington during the Cold War era, the recently increasing importance of China in South Korea's strategic calculations has become a major detrimental factor to ROK-U.S. security relations since the end of the Cold War. Despite the recently aggravated disharmony between the ROK and the United States on their North Korea policies, the ROK-U. S. security alliance still remains intact and plays a crucial role in stabilizing Northeast Asia as well as the Korean peninsula. Within this context, the most favorable sets of policy options for the ROK and the United States regarding bilateral security relations seem to have significant convergence as well as some divergence. Facing a critical turning point of bilateral security relations, both the ROK and the United States will highly benefit from enhancing security cooperation while narrowing the policy gap between the two. The areas for further cooperation include the bilateral alliance, North Korea policy, anti- Americanism, multilateralism, and China policy.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/rokussecurityrel109453682
dc.format.extentxiv, 161 p.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright reserved by the copyright owneren_US
dc.subject.lcshAnti-Americanismen_US
dc.titleROK-U.S. security relations: "the China factor" and a turning pointen_US
dc.title.alternativeRepublic of Korea-United States security relationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMiller, H. Lyman
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorAllianceen_US
dc.subject.authorSecurity relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorChina factoren_US
dc.subject.authorNortheast Asiaen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, South Korean Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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