Christine Brown examines the history of the Northern Limit Line and the challenge it poses to reunification efforts between the two Koreas. She then evaluates the issue from the perspective of regime theory, in which confidence-building measures in various non-security-related issues can lead to a cooperative maritime regime. This regime building can then pave the way to more productive discussions on sensitive security issues, such as the delimitation of maritime boundaries, which hinder reunification efforts.

Read “The Northern Limit Line: Challenge or Cooperation?” by Christine Brown

Christine Brown is a recent graduate of the M.I.P.P. program at SAIS, who concentrated in American Foreign Policy. She attended SAIS as the recipient of a US Coast Guard scholarship. Prior to SAIS, Christine worked as an officer in the US Coast Guard for nine years after graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a B.S. in Marine Biology. Her specialties within the Coast Guard consist of maritime security and marine safety. After graduating from SAIS, she will return to the Coast Guard where she will be assigned to the US Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany.

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