Peace regime building on the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asian security Cooperation
It is a fairly obvious and trite assertion that the further you are ‘away’ from a problem, the greater the difference in your perception of the issues, compared to those held by the protagonists. This is certainly the case with the Korean peninsula, which many countries regard as a strategic flashpoint but over which they have differing concerns. Most would consider North Korea’s apparent irrational behaviour to be the cause of regional instability and, as Northeast Asia is the driver for global economic growth, events there have international impacts.
A. Forbes, 'Peace regime building on the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asian security Cooperation' (2011) (185) Australian Defence Force Journal: journal of the Australian profession of arms