Post unified Korean foreign policy options : regional implications
DeJong, Laura S.
Olsen, Edward A.
Miller, H. Lyman
MetadataShow full item record
Following the prospective unification of Korea, presumably under Seoul's guidance, the government would face the choice between policies of alignment and nonalignment with each major Pacific power. This choice will be influenced by historical predispositions, the path of reunification, Korea's domestic situation, and its relations with each power. As long as the present North Korean threat continues to plague the political and security considerations of South Korea, the ROK has no other viable alternative than the U.S.-ROK security alliance. However, after the elimination of the North Korean threat, a unified Korea will be able to redefine its foreign policy options. Currently, given the predominance of the ongoing war on terrorism, the foreign policy options of a unified Korea are not a top consideration for Washington. This permits the People's Republic of China to play a larger role in the reunification process, which could predispose a unified Korea to tilt toward China. In order for the United States to anticipate and prepare for this event, this thesis analyzes foreign policy options of a unified Korea and the possible political, economic, and military ramifications within the realm of international relations that could conceivably occur with the unification of North and South Korea.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
INTERNATIONAL GOVERNANCE OF NON-STATE ACTORS IN CYBERSPACE: IS A SINGLE ENTITY SUFFICIENT FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION? Francis, Jaclyn L. (Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2020-06);Cyberattacks by non-state actors have evolved with the speed of technology, leaving governments largely powerless to address emerging threats, partly due to the lack of legal options to dissuade or deter malicious non-state ...
Beckley, Paul A. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2002-06);The Colombian government has been unable to deal with its internal insurgency over the past forty years and as a result faces an increasingly violent situation today. This thesis seeks to understand how the interests of ...
Shaughnessy, Joshua (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-03);While much progress has been made in American homeland security, there remains a lack ofstrategic consensus for state and local agencies. Communities are increasingly outspoken in their expectations of unified homeland ...