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As the 61st anniversary of the start of the Korean War approaches, it is easy to also focus on the 1953 Armistice Agreement that has kept all sides from returning to war. Yet last year's attacks on the Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island demonstrate the Armistice's difficulty in deterring military clashes. The increase in hostilities and potential for further escalation has highlighted the inability of the Armistice to prevent conflict and create an atmosphere for more permanent peace. How can the different sides use the Armistice in the 21st century to avert military instability in Northeast Asia?