Credible Promise: Conflict and Security on the Korean Peninsula

25 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2019 Last revised: 5 Jun 2020

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Jin Yeub Kim

Yonsei University - School of Economics

Date Written: April 1, 2019

Abstract

In this paper, I develop a game-theoretic model to propose a desideratum for resolving the North Korean conflict, and promoting peace and security around the Korean peninsula. A political change in North Korea may be possible only with China's full support and cooperation with international sanctions against North Korea. The key to inducing China's cooperation is for the US to make a credible promise that respects Chinese security concerns in the northern part of the Korean peninsula in the event of political change.

Keywords: conflict, security, negotiation, cooperation, promise, sanctions.

JEL Classification: C72, D82, F51

Suggested Citation

Kim, Jin Yeub, Credible Promise: Conflict and Security on the Korean Peninsula (April 1, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3364031 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3364031

Jin Yeub Kim (Contact Author)

Yonsei University - School of Economics ( email )

Seoul
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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