U.S. Foreign Policy toward North Korea Term Paper

U.S. Foreign Policy toward North Korea
A look at U.S. foreign policy towards North Korea.
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This paper examines U.S. foreign policy towards North Korea and identifies some policy issues in the area of peace and conflict. It further analyzes the situation and the proposals to resolve this issue by presenting a theoretical understanding of the problem and its potential resolution. Additionally, the paper critically discusses the Bush administration's policy toward North Korea. This is followed by an extensive literature review on the topic of US foreign policy toward North Korea and North Korea's economic situation. Various outlooks are presented, but all focus on the nation being seen as being an outsider in international diplomacy. The paper concludes with a discussion of North Korea's nuclear arms capabilities.


Statement of Thesis
Security Dilemma or Rogue State
Economic Reform in North Korea
Engagement, Containment and Transformation
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"However, the work of Xizhen and Brown relates that North Korea is a state "whose external support system rapidly and traumatically disappeared a decade ago; a state confronted by hostile neighbors who wish to undermine its regime and who are heavily armed or possible military actions against it; and a state whose limited ability to participate in the global economy is confined to selling abroad for hard currency the few things that it does well: military equipment, including missile technology." (2000, p.1) It is stated that the policies that the United States, Japan, South Korea and China should be examined and policy shifts should be examined that involve these states providing North Korea encouragement to take a more active role and one that is more positive in building a "durable framework for Northeast Asian regional authority." "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lin, Liu (2006) The North Korean Nuclear Test and Its Implications. Central-Asia - Caucasus Institute Silk Road Studies Program. Online available at: http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/2006/LiuLin%20Final061204.pdf.
  • Yongho, Kim and Yi, Yurim (2005) Security Dilemmas and Signaling During the North Korean Nuclear Standoff. Asian Perspective. Vol. 29, No.3, 2005, pp. 73-97. Online available at: http://www.asianperspective.org/articles/v29n3-d.pdf
  • Xizhen, Zhang and Brown, Eugene (2000) Policies Toward North Korea: A Time for New Thinking. Journal of Contemporary China. Vol. 9, Issue 25, November 2000. pp.535-545.
  • Sujian, Guo and Stradiotto, Gary A. (2007) The Nature and Direction of Economic Reform in North Korea. Political Studies, Vol.55, No. 4 December 2007. pp. 754-778(25) Blackwell Publishing.
  • Bleiker, Roland. 2003. "A Rogue is a Rogue is a Rogue: US Foreign Policy and the Korean Nuclear Crisis." International Affairs 79, 4: 719-737.

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