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Regional Conflict and Cooperation

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Tensions Increase On DMZ Over North Korea's Nuclear Crisis
PANMUNJOM, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 29: A North Korean soldier watches South Korean soldiers January 29, 2003, as he stands guard at Panmunjom, the site of the signing of the 1953 armistice which ended hostilities between North and South Korea. South Korean presidential envoy Lim Dong-won returned from North Korea after he was unable to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-iI regarding the nuclear crisis, but was able to deliver a message on behalf of South Korean President Kim Dae-jung.
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Regional conflicts present their own set of unique challenges to the international community. These conflicts may be political, economic, environmental, or social in nature, but are deeply tied to a sense of place. These conflicts can only be resolved with multiple nations involved. 

This research area includes issues as diverse as China-Taiwan military competition, nuclear nonproliferation on the Korean Peninsula and South Asia, and political instability in the Middle East and North Africa. 

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