Accession Number : ADA302961

Title :   A New Alliance for the Next Century. The Future of U.S. - Korean Security Cooperation,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Pollack, Jonathan D. ; Cha, Young K. ; Kim, Changsu ; Levin, Norman D. ; Chung, Choon-Il

PDF Url : ADA302961

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : Could the 38th Parallel the last remaining Cold War frontier collapse as did the Berlin Wall? Many observers believe that significant change between North and South Korea is only a matter of time and that Korean unification -whether it occurs abruptly or over time is all but certain. In that event, the United States and the Republic of Korea will have to reexanmine the longer-term basis of their alliance and the need for continued security cooperation. A New Allianee for the Next Century seeks to contribute to the reexanmination of the U.S.-ROK security relationship. In this collaborative effort of RAND and the Korea Institute of Defense Analyses the two research teams intensnvly review the past history and present status of the U.S.-ROK alliance and assess the alliance,s future development in light of regional and local challenges. The authors identifiy range of outcomes based on alternative models of the future U.S.-ROK security relationship and offer a framework for evaluating the suitability, feasibility and flexibility of their security-planning alternatives. Both research teams believe that the potential for a post -unification alliance clearly exists, but that such an alliance, and the strategic planning it entails, need to be managed effectively by the political and military leaderships of the United States and the Republic of Korea. Looking beyond present realitics is more important now than at any time in the history of the alliance, and the process of planning for the future must begin now.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *POLITICAL ALLIANCES, *KOREA, *WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), NORTH KOREA, UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, COLD WAR, AREA SECURITY, BERLIN, COOPERATION, SOUTH KOREA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE