A permanent peace regime on the Korean peninsula has yet to be achieved even though the Korean War came to a halt more than half a century ago. Without a peace treaty formally ending the Korean War, the two Korean states are technically still at war. The current situation on the Korean peninsula is extremely tense and precarious, and tensions and distrust between the two Koreas and between the U.S. and North Korea escalated in the wake of North Korea's second underground nuclear weapons testing in 2009. The editors of this volume conceptually present a two-track (inter-Korean and international) approach to Korean peninsula peace-regime building. They argue that an inter-Korean and international approach should be pursued simultaneously for the construction of a permanent peace regime on the Korean peninsula. The contributing authors are established specialists and experts on Korean foreign relations and Northeast Asian international relations. As natives of the U.S., Korea, China, and Japan, they provide objective, scholarly and diverse perspectives on the Korean peace regime building.

chapter 1|18 pages


ByTae-Hwan Kwak, Seung-Ho Joo

part I|62 pages

The Inter-Korean Cooperation Approach to Korean Peace Regime Building

chapter 2|24 pages

A Creative Formula for Building a Korean Peninsula Peace Regime

ByTae-Hwan Kwak

chapter 3|18 pages

An Arms Control Approach to Building a Peace Regime on the Korean Peninsula

Evaluation and Prospects
ByYong-Sup Han

chapter 4|18 pages

Peace Regime Building on the Korean Peninsula

Process and Impact
BySeong-Ryoul Cho

part II|128 pages

The International Cooperation Approach to Korean Peace Regime Building

chapter 5|22 pages

The Quest for an Effective North Korea Strategy

ByC. Kenneth Quinones

chapter 6|30 pages

The United States' Role in the Korean Peace Regime Building Process

ByEdward A. Olsen

chapter 7|16 pages

Still Feeling for the Stones While Crossing the River?

China in Peace and Security Regime Building in Northeast Asia
ByRen Xiao

chapter 8|26 pages

Japan's Role in the Korean Peace Building Process

ByYoshinori Kaseda

chapter 9|22 pages

Russia's Role in the Korean Peace Regime Building Process

BySeung-Ho Joo

chapter 10|10 pages


A Summary and Policy Recommendations
ByTae-Hwan Kwak, Seung-Ho Joo