Section I briefly introduces the Kaesong Industrial Complex, and its closure and reopening. Section II looks at the history of North and South Korea that has set up the current tension between the nations. Section III highlights the significance of the KIC to the two Koreas' relationship. Section IV then explores North Korea's behavior over the years, intertwining discussion of Thomas Schelling's "Madman Theory" to describe North Korea's growing unpredictability and irrationality. Section V provides suggestions for how South Korea can appease North Korea's erratic behavior, as exemplified by their actions during the KIC negotiations. Section VI concludes.
Sei Hee Park,
Stopping the Madman: Lessons from the Kaesong Industrial Complex,
15 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J.
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