END OF KOREAN WAR DECLARATION RISKS USFK WITHDRAWAL, UNC DISSOLUTION,
SOLIDIFYING NK AS A NUCLEAR STATE, PEACE AND SECURITY IN SK
SK EXPECTED SUPPORTING US IN DEFENDING TAIWAN IN CONTINGENCY WITH PRC
SK WON'T FACE THE UKRAINE TYPE SITUATION WITHIN NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE
UNIFICATION IS NK'S ULTIMATE STRATEGIC GOAL IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA
NK'S MISSILE CAPABILITY PERTURBS STABILITY IN THE SECURITY ENVIRONMENT
Washington, D.C. February 13, 2022 (ICAS) — A twentieth new poll conducted by the Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS) looked into possible effects of End of the Korean War declaration (EWD) and its impacts on peace and security in the Korean Peninsula (KP).
Conducted to an ICAS audience on the Hill, 82.4% and 61.8% of the respondents believe that EWD may risk dissolution of the UNC and withdrawal of USFK, respectively.
73.5% of the respondents believe that EWD will not bring about more peace and security to SK while NK will strengthen its military capability.
82.4% of the respondents believe that EWD may risk a likelihood of solidifying a status of NK's being a nuclear state.
58.8% of the respondents believe that SK will not face a geopolitical predicament akin to the current Ukraine status in the near future.
76.5% of the respondents agree that SK ought to come to support the US in case of its military conflict with PRC in defense of Taiwan on the basis of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the US and SK.
61.8% of the respondents do not believe that "We Go Together" (WGT) ought not change to "We Fight Together and Win" (WFTW) within the context of the US-SK military readiness.
70.6% of the respondents believe that the demonstrations of the NK's recent missile capability may portend a serious threat to the regional security environment.
When asked about what NKG’s ultimate strategic goal in the KP is: 79.4% and 70.6% of the respondents believe that human rights and peace are not, respectively. Meanwhile, 61.8% of the respondents believe that it is unification of the KP.
At the same time, 79.4% of the respondents believe that a peaceful unification (PU) will not be possible in the presence of nuclear NK.
67.6% of the respondents believe that SK will have to team up closely with Japan (JP) in a contingency case in the KP.
The survey was conducted from January 21, 2022 to February 4, 2022 via email with a moderate credibility interval. Supplemental graphic data are available on www.icasinc.org/strategy.html and www.icasinc.org/strategy/polling20.pptx
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