Peace agreements are not helped by boasting about policy successes that have not yet happened and weakening relationships with strategic allies. Peace science points to more effective roles mediators and negotiators can play to achieve durable peace.
In the month since the Singapore summit, much of the world has been waiting for a plan for "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” But in Seoul, Koreans aren’t wasting time defining denuclearization: Instead, they are pushing ahead with plans for reconciliation with North Korea—with or without the United States.
Following the Trump/Kim Singapore Summit, the U.S. canceled their upcoming "war games" with South Korea. The New York Times and peace science agree that early concessions can lead to big payoffs when denuclearization is on the negotiating table.
Talks with North Korea should include long-term visions of U.S. troop withdrawals.
Context: Amidst growing tensions and another round of verbal escalations by both sides, President Trump announced that he was pulling
North Korea says joint U.S./South Korean military exercises are jeopardizing the upcoming summit between Trump and Kim.
The following analysis is from Volume 3, Issue 2 of the Peace Science Digest In this article, the author examines
Context: “On the heels of a meeting between North and South Korea in which Kim Jong-un reportedly put denuclearization on the table,
"We believe the best way to proceed would be to first hold bilateral 'talks about talks' without preconditions." Track-2 Diplomacy does not use carrots and sticks, focuses on problem-solving, changes the perceptions on both sides and paves the way for official negotiations.
Inside this issue, we analyze research on the negligent dismissal of environmental and health considerations during the world’s race to develop nuclear weapons. The second analysis examines how the perceived legitimacy, power, and language of certain people can influence thinking and policy on nuclear disarmament efforts. The third analysis examines how gender and Western domination of knowledge shape nuclear discourse. In the fourth analysis, we highlight the importance of devaluing nuclear weapons not only as material, but as social objects. Finally, we examine empirical research that considers U.S. proximity and power as the main contributor to North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.