END OF KOREAN WAR DECLARATION BEGETS NO DENUCLEARISATION OF NK,
NO PEACE AND PROSPERITY
US SHOULD NOT ADOPT A NFU DOCTRINE OF NUCLEAR BOMBS
TWO FRONTS CONFLICT, TAIWAN KOREAN PENINSULA, POSSIBLE
PRC HYPERSONIC MISSILE TEST VERY CONCERNING
Washington, D.C. December 15, 2021 (ICAS) — A nineteenth new poll conducted by the Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS) investigates the possible effect of end of the Korean War declaration (EWD) and its relation to peace in the Korean Peninsula (KP).
Conducted to an ICAS audience on the Hill, 80% of the respondents believe that EWD will not bring peace and prosperity to the KP, while 68% believe that such declaration will not introduce beginning of new war either.
Over 66% of the respondents believe that a peaceful co-existence is possible between the SK people and the NK people.
Also, 66% of the respondents believe that the SKG should not build its own nuclear weapons.
95% of the respondents believe that EWD will not achieve denuclearisation of NK and an establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Over 55% of the respondents believe that the US should not adopt a No-First-Use (NFU) doctrine of nuclear bombs.
57% of the respondents do not believe that SK poses an existential threat to Jong Un Kim (KJU) regime.
When asked about what EWD may bring: 64% of the respondents do not believe that it would bring discontinuation of SK.
In managing a possible Taiwan contingency vis-a-vis a military action of the PRC, 46% of the respondents believe that the USG should continue maintaining a “strategic ambiguity” posture, while 48% believe that the USG should declare an affirmative position of “strategic clarity”.
84% of the respondents believe that a two fronts conflict, i.e., Taiwan and KP, could be possible.
77% of the respondents believe that the recent Hypersonic Missile test (HMt) conducted by the PRC is very concerning.
The survey was conducted from November 19, 2021 to December 14, 2021 via email with a moderate credibility interval. Supplemental graphic data are available on www.icasinc.org/strategy.html and www.icasinc.org/strategy/polling19.pptx
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