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Momentum to Reduce Tensions in the Korean Triangle

Will there be a lessening of tension in the Korean Triangle? The Opportunity to Reduce Tensions in the Korean Triangle By Rene WadlowThe possibility of summit talks between the President of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the President of the USA has produced a change in atmosphere from the saber-rattling that had gone on for some months. Since the sabers are sharp and increasingly nuclear, we must build on the current tension-reduction momentum as there is a long distance between talks and a real reduction of tensions. I think that there is a real role that individuals and non-governmental organizations can play in deepening the positive atmosphere in a way that is realistic by reaching out to individuals in the three States that are the “Korean Triangle”: Korea – still divided into two, the USA and the People’s Republic of China. Martin Wight, one of my professors of international relations at the University of Chicago in 1957, was concerned with analyzing recurrent relations among States. He stressed the importance of what he called the “Strategic Triangle” as being of greater importance than bilateral relations. A strategic triangle requires looking at the range of diplomatic possibilities either to escalate the controversies or to aim to secure a settlement among the three States. The Korean Triangle is formed by North Korea, China, and the USA, although the USA does not fully represent the Republic of Korea (South Korea). For the USA and China, the Korean issue is only one of the foreign policy concerns. There are China-USA tensions on some other issues such as trade, monetary exchange rates, the South China Sea islands, China’s growing military capabilities and more generally China’s place in the world. While China will not be directly present in a Summit, its position is...

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