This article was published in Korea and World Affairs Vol. 30, No.Fall 2006). Korea and World Affairs is published by the Research Center for Peace and Unification of Korea, Hallym Institute of Advanced International Studies.
The essay examines the potential framework for negotiating permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula and the impact it could have on resolving the nuclear issue as well as laying the foundation for eventual unification. The article explores the question of which parties would be involved,the substantive issues at stake, and the effect of recent developments in the US-ROK alliance. The article argues that although the task of establishing a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula will be extremely daunting, it would be inexcusable not to try.