Getting to Yes in Korea

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Overview

Can Northeast Asia become a zone of peace instead of a short fuse to war? With threatened satellite launches and missile tests, North Korea figured early among Barack Obama’s many challenges. President George W. Bush had pinned North Korea to an “axis of evil” but then neglected Pyongyang until it tested a nuclear device. Would the new administration make similar mistakes? When the Clinton White House prepared to bomb North Korea’s nuclear facilities, private citizen Jimmy Carter mediated to avert war and set the stage for a deal freezing North Korea’s plutonium production. The 1994 Agreed Framework collapsed after eight years, but when Pyongyang went critical, the negotiations got serious. Using more carrots than sticks, Washington and its four main partners persuaded Pyongyang to commit to disabling its nuclear weapon facilities. Each time the parties advanced one or two steps, however, their advance seemed to spawn one or two steps backward.

The history of U.S.-North Korean relations provides important lessons for negotiators—how not to deal with dangerous adversaries but also how to create accommodations useful to each side. Clemens distills lessons from U.S. negotiations with Russia, China, and Libya and analyzes how they do—and do not—apply to six-party and bilateral talks with North Korea in a new political era.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594514074
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter C. Clemens, Jr. is Professor of Political Science at Boston University and Associate, Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. He is the author of America and the World, 1898–2025: Achievements, Failures, Alternative Futures (2000) and a dozen other books including the highly praised Dynamics of International Relations (2d ed. 2004). His op-eds have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Clemens has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense, State Department, and Arms Control Disarmament Agency, and has lectured in Asia, Europe, and Latin America for the U.S. Information Agency and Fulbright programs.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: How Korea Became Critical

Chapter 2: How Korea Became Korea

Chapter 3: How Korea Became Japan

Chapter 4: How One Korea Became Two

Chapter 5: How North Korea Got the Bomb

Chapter 6: How Kissinger and Zhou Enlai Got To Yes

Chapter 7: How To Get To Yes Across Cultures

Chapter 8: How Carter and Clinton Got To Yes With Pyongyang

Chapter 9: How Bush and Kim Jong Il Got To Deadlock

Chapter 10: How Free Will Can Get Past Forces and Fortuna

Chapter 11: How To Get Past The Worst and Move To Better Futures

Chapter 12: How Should Obama Deal With Authoritarians?

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