6PT, Six-Party Talks: Security Talks

analytical Essay
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1973 words

Northeast Asia itself. It is a region with its own characteristics, traits, and drivers a region where four of the globe’s major powers converge and where six very different governments intersect, all with different expectations, different perceptions of security needs, and different capacities—and although there are valuable lessons to be learned, simply borrowing institutional templates and processes from other regions and other experiences will likely lead to functional or sustainable solutions in a Northeast Asian context. One of the key insights that emerged from the discussions was a sense that the mechanism best equipped to take on board the particular dynamics of the region and develop capable multilateral security architecture may well be the six¬party talks. Indeed, assuming continued forward momentum in the six¬party process for resolving the differences that separate the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) from others in the region, there may be a particular challenge for institution building in transitioning from a six¬party process to a peace treaty signed by four parties back to a six¬party process for the creation of a regional security mechanism. There may be a temptation for all parties to celebrate a four¬party peace treaty, and forget that the six¬party process, as a process, also has value in itself. Indeed, one clear value of the six¬party process lies in its ability to generate legitimacy for the region, for diplomatic ententes in Northeast Asia, and for any security mechanism that may emerge. For example, as the process has gone forward the parties are increasingly invested in and have increasing faith in the ability of the six¬party process to throw off other efforts be they bi¬, tri¬, and...

... middle of paper ... mechanism(CSBM).Examples include greater transparency in force modernization and enhanced coordination regarding non-traditional security threats. Finally, a Northeast Asian peace and security mechanism should be pursued in a way that is consistent with and conducive to progress on the North Korean nuclear problem.A charter of the NEAPSM emphasizing multilateral security cooperation and nonaggression could be used by North Korea to legitimize its nuclear-power status. As long as inter-Korean relations remain unstable, real peace and stability in the region will be remote.Tangible progress in inter-Korean relations should be the precondition to guaranteeing the stability of Northeast Asia.For South and North Korea, participation in such a multilateral security mechanism could contribute to establishing a solid peace regime on the Korean peninsula.

In this essay, the author

  • Argues that borrowing institutional templates and processes from other regions will likely lead to functional or sustainable solutions in a northeast asian context.
  • Asks how can we resolve the north korean nuclear problem so that the 6pt may be transformed into a multilateral peace and security mechanism.
  • Explains that the 6pt on the north korean nuclear problem reached a significant agreement on september 19, 2005, bolstering the relevant parties’ hopes to resolve the nuclear program through rational dialogue and negotiation.
  • Opines that multilateral efforts based on the 6pt should continue, although the u.s.-north korea bilateral efforts may be explored within the framework.
  • Argues that the withdrawal of u.s. forces in korea will increase the potential for tension between korea and japan.
  • Argues that south korea and the united states should develop a vision for the bilateral alliance based on the premise that the north korean nuclear problem is resolved.
  • Proposes a comprehensive rok-u.s. security arrangement to address 21st century-type security matters, such as terrorism, drug trafficking, environmental destruction, illegal migration, and piracy.
  • Explains that bilateral security arrangements will remain the backbone of northeast asian security for a considerable period of time. a northeast asia peace and security mechanism should take the following points into consideration.
  • Opines that the northeast asian peace and security mechanism should be seen as a supplement rather than as an alternative to the system of bilateralism in the region.
  • Argues that u.s. attention toward asia should be restored by expanding the security role of the asia-pacific economic cooperation forum or by participating in eas.
  • Argues that china should create an image of championing eastasian regionalism, while japan should be reminded of former prime minister obuchi keizo's "human security diplomacy."
  • Opines that northeast asia should strengthen a credible sub-regional confidence- and security-building mechanism. a charter of the neapsm emphasizes multilateral security cooperation and nonaggression.
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