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What to do about North Korea

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  • What to do about North Korea
  • Fitzpatrick, Mark
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Title What to do about North Korea
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Fitzpatrick, Mark

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Washington, DC:Korea Economic Institute of America

Date 2014
Series Title; No Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies / vol. 25
Pages 18
Subject Country North Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < International Politics
Holding Korea Economic Institute of America

Abstract

North Korea is the world’s most troublesome country, brutal at home and a bully abroad. In 2013 it became even more dangerous, both to its neighbors and to its own people. Most worrisome are the nuclear weapons that Pyongyang sees as vital for the preservation of the regime. Although North Korea seems intent on never trading them away for economic or political benefits, this does not mean that diplomacy is meaningless. In combination with deterrence, interdictions, sanctions, and other policy tools, engagement can seek to limit the dangers. The policy options for the United States are not new; nearly every policy choice short of military preemption has already been tried. What is changed is the set of unfavorable circumstances faced by Pyongyang: a pervasive market economy, an increasing flow of outside information, widespread corruption, and the exposure of internal divisions that reached to the leader’s own relatives. (The rest omitted)