Prospects from Korean Reunification
This paper examines the prospects from Korean reunification. First, the author establishes the framework from which such prospects will emerge: the nature of the North Korean regime, the cost of reunification and likely reunification scenarios. From this framework, he identifies a raft of challenges and opportunities that present themselves to the stakeholders in the region. The paper argues that China, at the expense of the US, has positioned itself to profoundly influence the nature of reunification, the "tilt" of a unified Korea, and with it, the future Northeast Asian strategic environment.
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