Aegis Paper Series

A Helsinki Conference For Asia

By Philip Bobbitt
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:30 AM

The Hoover Institution has just published a monograph of mine entitled, “A Helsinki Conference for Asia.” It can be accessed here or read below. This monograph proposes a comprehensive set of agreements to resolve the current crisis precipitated by North Korea’s pursuit of deliverable nuclear capabilities against the U.S. and its allies. The settlement envisages a peace conference that would end the Korean War, recognize current borders as inviolate, and accord current regimes international recognition by all parties. These agreements depend upon China offering North Korea a guarantee of extended deterrence against the U.S. and its allies in exchange for North Korean denuclearization under stringent U.N. inspections.

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