Accession Number : ADA251334

Title :   The Prospect for Future South-Korea Arms Control,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kim, Yong-ki

Report Date : 22 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This study deals with the Hot issues of the first five Prime Ministers (PM) meetings, which encompassed 15 months of negotiations and have resulted in the completion of the Agreement on South-North Reconciliation/Non-aggression and Cooperation after 46 years of division. After the signing of the agreement, detailed worker level progress has culminated in North Korea signing the nuclear safety treaty of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Acceptance of International Inspection of Nuclear Facilities South-North civil economic progress is on the way and at the 6th meeting, a head of state meeting was discussed. Taking all this into consideration, it is safe to say that an affirmative direction is being taken towards South-North relations. In this arena, a critical element for better South-North relations is arms control. If meetings on arms control between South-North make good progress, the solution for the Korean peninsula's reunification, as well as detente, will be achieved more quickly. Therefore, arms control on the Korean peninsula should be considered as an important point for improvement of the future South-North Korean relationship. The important fact that we should remember is that arms control is a common issue. Arms control should be solved by South-North Korea because a phased arms control can develop prior to conditions for reunification.

Descriptors :   *ARMS CONTROL, *KOREA, *POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, AGREEMENTS, DETENTE, DIVISION, ECONOMICS, NEGOTIATIONS, NORTH KOREA, NUCLEAR ENERGY, PENINSULAS, TREATIES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE