Resolving Crises in East Asia Through a New System of Collective Security: The Helsinki Process as a Model   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "The U.S. Helsinki Commission has taken leadership on so many different issues, from trafficking to anticorruption to the protection of minority communities, and we have effectively brought about changes in not just the OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] member regions but throughout the globe. We have expanded within the OSCE. We have, of course, partners in the OSCE outside of the OSCE region. I'm particularly pleased about the advancement of the OSCE footprint in the Mediterranean. We have partners from Afghanistan to Israel to Jordan to North African countries, and we have strengthened the Mediterranean dimension that has brought about significant progress. [...] The main concern is clearly North Korea today. Now, that may change a decade from now. We hope it does. And North Korea is interesting because it's not just the security issues of their nuclear ambitions - and there is unanimity among Japan, China and South Korea that they want a nuclear-free Korea Peninsula. They all agree on that. But it's also the human rights and economic issues within Korea that - North Korea which is problematic. The people there are some of the most oppressed in the world. And their economic prosperity is near the bottom of the global world also, with people literally being starved to death."

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