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