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The Korean Dispute over the Northern Limit Line: Economics, International Law, and Security

Northern Limit Line separating North and South Korea

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The Korean Dispute over the Northern Limit Line: Economics, International Law, and Security

Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
December 12, 2013
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Terence Roehrig, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

Related Project: International Security

Description:

Security on the Korean Peninsula often focuses on North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles along with deterrence along the demilitarized zone.  Yet an equally likely candidate for starting a conflict is a disputed maritime boundary called the Northern Limit Line (NLL) drawn in the Yellow Sea (West Sea).  Indeed, since 1999, there have been numerous clashes along the NLL, most notably in 2010 with the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan and shelling of Yeonpyeong island, that have come close to sparking a broader conflagration. This seminar examines the roots of the dispute, the economic, international law, and security dimensions of the issue and explores possible solutions to the problem.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Contact:

ISP Program Coordinator
International Security Program, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Mailbox 53, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
HARVARD Kennedy School
Email: susan_lynch@hks.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-496-1981
Fax: 617-495-8963
Url: http://www.belfercenter.org/ISP/

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