Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies
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Short Description: Victor D. Cha and David C. Kang's Nuclear North Korea was first published in 2003 amid the outbreak of a lasting crisis over the North Korean nuclear program. It promptly became a... Read more
Victor D. Cha and David C. Kang's Nuclear North Korea was first published in 2003 amid the outbreak of a lasting crisis over the North Korean nuclear program. It promptly became a landmark of an ongoing debate in academic and policy circles about whether to engage or contain North Korea. Fifteen years later, as North Korea tests intercontinental ballistic missiles and the U.S. president angrily refers to Kim Jong-un as ?Rocket Man,? Nuclear North Korea remains an essential guide to the difficult choices we face.
Coming 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, though both believe that some form of engagement is necessary?the authors together present authoritative analysis of one of the world's thorniest challenges. They refute a number of misconceptions and challenge the faulty thinking that surrounds the discussion of North Korea, particularly the idea that North Korea is an irrational actor. Cha and Kang look at the implications of a nuclear North Korea, assess recent and current approaches to sanctions and engagement, and provide a functional framework for constructive policy. With a new chapter on the way forward for the international community in light of continued nuclear tensions, this book is of lasting relevance to understanding the state of affairs on the Korean peninsula.
Nuclear North Korea Paperback 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
- 144 x 218 x 18mm
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?