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By: Patrick James & Özgür Özdamar

In: Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade

Chapter 5: The United States and North Korea: Avoiding a Worst-Case Scenario

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The United States and North Korea: Avoiding a Worst-Case Scenario
The United States and North Korea: Avoiding a worst-case scenario
PatrickJames and ÖzgürÖzdamar

Before You Begin

  • Why has North Korea been trying for about three decades to achieve nuclear weapons capability?
  • If incentive-based diplomacy had been pursued initially, would it have had a chance of resolving the issue before North Korea acquired nuclear weapons?
  • Is the Agreed Framework a good arrangement? Is the agreement an example of appeasement or of diplomatic and peaceful management of an international problem?
  • How did President George W. Bush's labeling North Korea a member of the “axis of evil” change U.S.–North Korean relations? How did five years of confrontation policy by the Bush administration contribute to security in East Asia and the world?
  • Was the deal reached ...

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