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APLN Board Member and Professor Tatsujiro Suzuki of Nagasaki University discusses ending the deadlock in denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula North East Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone. Dr. Suzuki suggests a phased denuclearization with legally binding verification and negative security assurance measures as one of his main recommendations. Read more.
“The specific recommendations are;
1) Following the Singapore Joint US-DPRK Statement in 2018, the next US administration should declare ending the Korea War and negotiate a peace treaty with DPRK,
2) The US should negotiate a phased denuclearization of DPRK with legally binding verification and negative security assurance measures, possibly under a NWFZ Treaty in Korean Peninsula, and eventually NWFZ in Northeast Asia (including Japan and possibly Mongolia),
3) Establish a regional security framework to discuss possible disarmament and confidence building measures in the region.”