The Strategic Rationale for Maritime Tension Reduction in the Yellow Sea

December 12, 2017

by Darcie Draudt and John K. Warden



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As fatigue and uncertainty contribute to increased risk, the maritime territorial dispute in the Yellow Sea is one of the most pressing security challenges North Korea presents. While also improving deterrence and tightening sanctions, tension-reduction measures like these are the best bet for reducing the risk of provocation, conflict, and nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula.