Accession Number : ADA288863

Title :   Northeast Asian Confidence Building Measures (CBMs): From A Regional Context to the Environmental Frontier.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS

Personal Author(s) : Olsen, Edward A.

PDF Url : ADA288863

Report Date : 31 OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : This study examines the generic roles of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) in post-cold war Northeast Asia and the specific functions of economic and environmental CBMs. Special attention is paid to the domestic roots of these CBMs in Japan, South Korea (ROK), and North Korea (DPRK), and their impact on each country's policies regionally. Environmental CBMs are evolving within the context of strategic and economic CBMs in Northeast Asia, but they possess unique characteristics on the governmental and non-governmental organization (NGO) levels. The importance of environmental CBMs in the post-cold war era are described and contrasted in this report and their efficacy is evaluated as instruments to reduce regional tensions.

Descriptors :   *GEOPOLITICS, *NORTHEAST ASIA, NORTH KOREA, POLICIES, STRATEGY, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, ECONOMICS, THREATS, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, JAPAN, COLD WAR, CONFLICT, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, SOUTH KOREA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Defense Systems
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE