Application of the European arms control model with particular reference to the Korean peninsula
The objective of this thesis is to design a Korean arms control model through the application of the European arms control models to the Korean Peninsula. In order to construct a theoretical framework the thesis analyses the overall utilities of arms control as an element of security policy and technical guides for the application through analysis of processes, targets, outcomes and impacts of the European arms control framework; CSCE, CBMs, MBFR and CFE. It also examines the particular points of German arms control policies as a divided state and position on the front-line of the European Cold War theatre with a view to considering its relevance to the Korean situation. The thesis argues that the European conventional arms control model constitute a universal security formula between actual and potential enemies beyond Europe. Given the similarities of security situations and arms control approaches and proposals in particular, and the same expectation and prediction of the results between the two regions, Korean arms control is the most suitable case for small-scale application of the European model. In the collective arms control talks, the German arms control policies, which required the separation of arms control and unification problem on the basis of the co-existence of the divided states and political stability as a means of overcoming security problems of front-line of the Cold War, present the most suitable alternative for the Korean arms control. The arms control measures which were proposed through the dialogues between the two German states or their parties are the most appropriate practical measures applicable to the Korean security problem.