Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies
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Short Description: "Fifteen years after its initial publication, Nuclear North Korea is still as relevant as ever. Coming to the issues from different perspectives--Kang believes the threat posed by... Read more
"Fifteen years after its initial publication, Nuclear North Korea is still as relevant as ever. Coming to the issues from different perspectives--Kang believes the threat posed by Pyongyang has been inflated and endorses a more open approach, while Cha is more skeptical and advocates harsher measures--the authors together present clear-eyed reflection and authoritative analysis. They refute a number of misconceptions and challenge much faulty thinking that surrounds the discussion of North Korea, particularly the idea that North Korea is an irrational nation. Cha and Kang contend that however provocative, even deplorable, the Pyongyang government's behavior may at times be, it is not incomprehensible or incoherent. In an intelligent and trenchant debate,the authors explore the inherent logic of North Korean politics, look at the implications of a nuclear North Korea for East Asia and U.S. homeland security, and rigorously assess historical and current U.S. policy, and provide a workable framework for constructive policy that should be followed by the United States, Japan, and South Korea if engagement fails to stop North Korean nuclear proliferation. With a new chapter on the way forward for the international community in light of continued nuclear tensions with North Korea, this book remains an essential resource to understanding the state of affairs on the Korean peninsula."--Provided by publisher.
Nuclear North Korea Hardback edition by Victor Cha
- Victor Cha
- David Kang
- Foreword by
- Stephan Haggard
- Contemporary Asia in the World
- Columbia University Press
- Publication date
- Sep 11, 2018
- revised and updated edition
- Product dimensions
- 139 x 222 x 23mm
Foreword, by Stephan Haggard
Preface to the 2018 Edition
Introduction: The Debate Over North Korea
1. Weak but Still Threatening
2. Threatening, but Deterrence Works
3. Response: Why We Must Pursue "Hawk Engagement"
4. Response: Why Are We Afraid of Engagement?
5. Hyperbole Dominates: The 2003 Nuclear Crisis
6. Beyond Hyperbole, Toward a Strategy
7. Is North Korea Not a Problem to Be Solved?