6PT, Six-Party Talks: Security Talks

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Northeast Asia itself. It is a region with its own characteristics, traits, and drivers a region where four of the globe’s major powers converge and where six very different governments intersect, all with different expectations, different perceptions of security needs, and different capacities—and although there are valuable lessons to be learned, simply borrowing institutional templates and processes from other regions and other experiences will likely lead to functional or sustainable solutions in a Northeast Asian context. One of the key insights that emerged from the discussions was a sense that the mechanism best equipped to take on board the particular dynamics of the region and develop capable multilateral security…show more content…
With this agreement, the Bush administration has managed to keep the game going hat is, sustain the framework of negotiation. So far it has also accomplished a freeze of the plutonium part of the DPRK nuclear program. It has also managed to prevent an additional crisis, such as another bomb testing or the complete reversal of disablement.However, the agreement falls far short of what many in South Korea, Japan, and the United States thought was necessary. Among several shortcomings, it fails directly to address the uranium enrichment and nuclear transfer issues, requires mutual consent for inspection of undeclared sites, and most significantly glosses over the issue of nuclear bombs that North Korea is supposed to possess. As such, South Korea reluctantly accepted the agreement; Japan reacted negatively toward it; and China was the only country that probably genuinely welcomed it. Nevertheless, multilateral efforts based on the 6PT should continue, although the U.S.-North Korea bilateral efforts may be explored within the 6PT framework. From the international institutional perspective, the countries in Northeast Asia will try to utilize existing norms anprocedures within the 6PT to deal with new problems rather than create new ones even after the North Korean nuclear problem is

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