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International politics and security in Korea / Jungsup Kim.

By: Kim, Jungsup, 1969-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cheltenham, UK : E. Elgar, c2007Description: 195 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781847200297; 184720029X.Subject(s): Korea -- Foreign relations -- 1945- | National security -- Korea | United States -- Foreign relations -- Korea (North) | Korea (North) -- Foreign relations -- United StatesDDC classification: 327.519
Contents:
Challenges and opportunities in the post-Cold War era: 1988-1992 -- Limitations and shortcomings: 1988-1991 -- From accommodation to crisis: 1992-1993 -- Dramatic reversal at the brink of a collision: 1993-1994 -- Recurrent hostilities: 1994-1997.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-190) and index.

Challenges and opportunities in the post-Cold War era: 1988-1992 -- Limitations and shortcomings: 1988-1991 -- From accommodation to crisis: 1992-1993 -- Dramatic reversal at the brink of a collision: 1993-1994 -- Recurrent hostilities: 1994-1997.

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This excellent book painstakingly analyzes the recurrent crises in the Korean peninsula in the 1990s. The author shows an impressive command of a variety of primary and secondary sources. The focus is on the ups and downs in the US-North Korea conflict over the latter's nuclear weapons ambitions, and the role played by the South Korean government in each crisis. Kim (director of international policy, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of Korea) examines the relative weight of three factors--the influence of international actors, the security dilemma, and domestic politics--in explaining four crisis situations. These four are the failure to normalize US-North Korean and North Korean-Japanese relations after the Cold War, the 1993 nuclear crisis that led to North Korea's withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty, the dangerous military standoff of May-June 1994, and the recurrent military tensions in 1994-97. Based on a dissertation and a number of interviews, this is an insightful, meticulously researched, and extremely well-argued study of the US-North Korean bargaining process, from 1988 to 1997. A must read for scholars and practitioners. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. M. E. Carranza Texas A&M University--Kingsville

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Jungsup Kim, former Director, International Policy Division, Ministry of National Defense, the Republic of Korea

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