Rebuilding Sino-US Cooperation Over North Korea Nuclear Issue
Fan Jishe points out that China and the USA both want a denuclearized and stable Korean peninsula, but there has been no progress toward either goal. Four obstacles are identified: priority of stability versus denuclearization; utility of sanctions versus incentives; sequence of denuclearization and rewards; and the question of North Korean regime survival. The USA and China should give the North security guarantees, economic assistance, and normalized relations in return for assured denuclearization. China would cooperate to ensure North Korean compliance.
KeywordsKorean Peninsula Security Council Nuclear Test Light Water Reactor Fissile Material
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