Why is it
Unresolved disputes between China and Taiwan, and between the two Koreas, are profoundly destabilizing and could lead to a major war.
These two conflicts affect nuclear weapons policies in the U.S. and China and may motivate Japan and Taiwan to reconsider their nuclear abstinence.
What needs to
A security regime needs to be established in which China, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the U.S. all accept that military force is ruled out between them.
Constructive dialogue needs to take place between China and Taiwan.
The Korean Peninsula needs to be kept free of nuclear weapons, and North Korea needs to be integrated into the international community in preparation for unification with the South.
Who is working on it?
Center for International Security and Cooperation
Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy, Georgia Tech
Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development