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South Korea’s Potential to Ease Tensions on the Korean Peninsula


In an article recently published on 'Korea of Point', a forum from the Sejong Institute, Prof. Rüdiger Frank addresses the question about what South Korea can actually do to achieve the goal of easing tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

Due to geographic, cultural, and historical proximity, it is evident that the Republic of Korea (South Korea) has a strong interest in actively dealing with the DPRK (North Korea) and in influencing the ecurity situation on the peninsula. The key question is what South Korea can actually do to achieve its goals, beyond merely announcing grand visions or issuing moralistic appeals.

Potential solutions to maintain stability in the Korean peninsula are to build deterrence, enforce economic sanctions or utilize soft power. There are various potential ways to ease tensions; yet, there are still conflicts that need to be addressed.

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