North Korea's Peace Building in the Light of Conflict Resolution Curve

8 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2018

Date Written: June 10, 2018


Conflict resolution curve derived from an analytical model, is a path to peace building. Previously this model was applied to a problem of micro level conflict giving satisfactory results. In the present study, this model has been empirically tested to resolve inter-state conflict. Application shows that the interest of the ruler rather than the interest of the nation plays the decisive role to predict styles of conflict in Korean peninsula. Results of the model also indicate how the present crisis might be solved towards peace building. The ongoing negotiation process in North Korea might verify how far this model is applicable in reality.

Keywords: Conflict Resolution Curve, Style of Conflict, Korean Peninsula, Long Peace, Regret, Cost Matrix

JEL Classification: C02, H12

Suggested Citation

Das, Tuhin K. and Datta Ray, Ishita, North Korea's Peace Building in the Light of Conflict Resolution Curve (June 10, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Tuhin K. Das (Contact Author)

Jadavpur University ( email )

Planning & Development Unit, Jadavpur University
Kolkata 700032, India
Kolkata, AK 700032
+919836986615 (Phone)

Ishita Datta Ray

ILEAD Kolkata ( email )

113 J Matheswartala Road
Kolkata, West Bengal 700046

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