Nuclear negotiation with DPRK is a geopolitical as well as Inter-Korean issues. DPRK is one of important geopolitical issues of USA and handled by 6-party talk, while DPRK is also inter-Korean issue of ROK. The sequencing of the two processes has significant impact on the future of Korean peninsular and the stability of East Asia. However, negotiation between US and DPRK on nuclear issues has been dragged for a decade. The future of the Korean peninsula will depend on whether DPRK could survive with nuclear capabilities in the short-term and on how the balance of power would emerge between the U.S. China, Japan and Russia and especially on how Sino-American relations develop in the long-term. This paper intends to review the geopolitical context and diplomatic relationship in East Asia region and Korean peninsula. The interests and the options of six party talk members are reviewed adopting negotiation framework. Possible options are suggested to make the negotiation more successful.
Key words: North Korea, nuclear negotiation, six-party talk.
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