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PacNet #1 – Strengthening Security and Stability: Prospects, Problems, and Opportunities

Superficially, at least, security developments in Northeast Asia, and especially on the Korean Peninsula, over the past year have generally been positive. Compared to twelve months ago, North Korea has gone from being a riveting preoccupation to more of a continuing security concern. It now seems less like a menace and more like a problem. In other words, rightly or wrongly, the centrality of the North Korean issue has diminished.