S-Space Researcher Institutes (연구소, 연구원) Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (통일평화연구원) Journal of peace and unification studies (통일과 평화) Journal of peace and unification studies (통일과 평화) no.02 (2009)
한반도 평화체제와 한미동맹 - 동북아 평화체제와의 구조적 연계성 : A Peace System on the Korean Peninsula and ROK-US Alliance: Structural Relationship with A Peace System in Northeast Asia
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- Journal of peace and unification studies, Vol.2, pp. 34-62
- negative/positive peace system ; common vision of ROK-U.S. alliance ; strategic flexibility of the USFK ; the structural relationship between the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia
- A peace system on the Korean peninsula draws increasing attention since
the 9·19 joint statement in conclusion of the fourth Six-Party Talks was
issued. The statement was a comprehensive approach which compensates
economic assistance, energy provision, and diplomatic normalization between
North Korea, the U.S., and Japan for North Koreas denuclearization. It also
aimed at the establishment of a peace system on the Korean peninsula and
construction of a multilateral security arrangement in Northeast Asia in order
to solve the North Korean nuclear development problem. Thus, once the
negotiation over the Korean peninsula peace system gets into strides, a
number of issues will be raised and debated regarding peace system and
especially ROK-U.S. alliance.
This paper tries to examine some important issues(the status of the United
Nations Command and Combined Forces Command, strategic flexibility of
the USFK and so on), relating restructuring ROK-U.S. alliance on peace system
perspectives in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia. For the purpose
of this, I will evaluate previous debates about peace system on the Korean
peninsula and present the concept of negative and positive peace system.
In this lines, I will examine some important issues relating restructuring ROK-U.S. alliance with consideration of the structural relationship between
the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia.