Niklas Swanström, Sofia Ledberg and Alec Forss (ed.)
Conflict Prevention and Management in Northeast Asia: The Korean Peninsula and Taiwan Strait in Comparison
BOOK, May 2010.
Two of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints, this edited volume with contributions by leading scholars offers a comprehensive evaluation and comparison of approaches to conflict management and prevention on the Korean Peninsula and in the Taiwan Strait. The consequences of any escalation of these two conflicts and the difficulties in resolving them necessitate a fresh look at designing new strategies to prevent and contain conflict as well as highlighting the limitations of existing measures. Presenting both a theoretical and practical examination of conflict prevention and management, the volume provides a comparative analysis of the Korean Peninsula and the Taiwan Strait—identifying lessons that could be transferred between the two cases but also the obstacles to this. The experiences of other regions and the role of third parties are also examined. This is a valuable addition to the literature for students of peace and conflict studies as well as policymakers with an interest in Northeast Asia.
North Korea, South Korea, North East Asia, Foreign Policy, Negotiations, Security and Military Issues, Conflict Building Measures, Conflict Management, Conflict Prevention, Taiwan