Korean Security Dynamics In Transition

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This volume brings together the work of ten leading experts on Korean politics to critically analyze the key factors and issues that are shaping a newly emerging security regime on and around the Korean peninsula. The Korean security regime is undergoing a swift structural change at the beginning of the 21st century. South Korea's policy towards North Korea has fundamentally changed under the Kim Dae Jung government, and the North, which has long been isolated, is aggressively reaching out to the international community. The US, China, and Japan changed their approach to the Korean peninsula in response to these initiatives by the two Koreas. The historic summit meeting in June 2000 between the two Koreas, Kim Jong Il's rare foreign visits, the resumed diplomatic normalization talks between North Korea and Japan, and the United States' engagement policy toward North Korea are all the result of new approaches to the Korean peninsula. All these developments will restructure the security dynamics on the Korean peninsula in the coming years. Using first-hand knowledge and personal observations gleaned from visits to North Korea, Japan, South Korea, and China, the contributors examine emerging inter-Korean security relations, US-Korean security relations, and the dynamics among major powers that affect the security of both Koreas.

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"At a time of extraordinary developments in inter-Korean relations, this book offers a valuable and highly informed analysis of these changes and their impact on the Northeast Asian region and the United States. Readable, informative, and balanced, Korean Security Dynamics in Transition should be widely read by scholars, policy-makers, and all members of the general public who have an interest in this critical and rapidly changing area of the world."--Professor Charles K. Armstrong, Center for Korean Research, Columbia University

Eleven essays critically examine the major factors influencing security on and near the Korean peninsula. They analyze the relations between North and South Korea, and the dynamics shaped by major powers, especially the U.S., China, and Japan. Particular attention is given to the June 2000 summit, Kim Jong Il's foreign visits, diplomatic normalization between North Korea and Japan, and the U.S. engagement policy toward North Korea. Contributors include scholars of history, political economy, Pacific affairs, international relations, and political science. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312238742
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Kyung-Ae Park teaches in the Department of Political Science and holds the Korea Foundation Chair of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia.

Dalchoong Kim is President of the Sejong Institute and Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, Yonsei University.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Inter-Korean Security Relations The Nature and Evolution of the Legitimacy War Between Pyongyang and Seoul--Han S. Park
• South Korea’s Security Strategies and Initiatives Toward North Korea --Kenneth Quinones
• North Korea’s Security Strategies and Initiatives Toward South Korea--L. Gordon Flake
Part II: U.S.-Korean Security Relations The Future of U.S. Forces in Korea--Selig Harrison
• North Korea’s Defensive Power and U.S.-North Korea Relations--Kyung-Ae Park
• U.S.-North Korean Bilateral Relations and South Korean Security--Bruce Cumings
Part III: The Dynamics Among Major Powers and Korean Security * The Rise of U.S.-China Rivalry and Its Implications for the Korean Peninsula--Scott Snyder
• U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation and the Two Koreas--B. C. Koh
• China and Japan: Rivalry or Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula--Robert Scalapino
• Multilateralism and Korean Security in Transition--Stephen Noerper

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