North and South Korea

North and South Korea

by Noah Berlatsky


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North and South Korea by Noah Berlatsky

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores issues related to North Korea and South Korea. Through a balanced collection of articles from a variety of sources, the title explores the relationship between the Koreas; the relationship between the Koreas and the world; if North Kor; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737769647
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 11/25/2013
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Are the Issues in the Relationship Between the Koreas?

Chapter Preface 18

1 Reassessing the Sunshine Policy Moon Chung-in, as told to Evan Ramstad 20

2 South Korea Should Not Return to the Sunshine Policy John Hemmings 28

3 Korea Reunification Would Spell Trouble for Seoul Foster Klug 33

4 Dear Leader's Big Moment for Détente? Isabel Hilton 39

5 Lost, Without a Trace Hideko Takayama Evan Thomas 43

6 South Korea's Response to North Korean Abductions Is Politicized and Inadequate Brad Williams Erik Mobrand 49

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 62

Chapter 2 What Is the Relationship Between the Koreas and the World?

Chapter Preface 64

1 China's North Korea Policy Is Illogical and Damages Chinese Interests Ralph A. Cossa Brad Glosserman 66

2 North Korea: China Weighs Up Opposing North Korea Policies Anny Boc 72

3 The United States Should Remove Its Troops from Korea Doug Bandow 77

4 The United States Will Not Remove Its Troops from Korea George Friedman 82

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 91

Chapter 3 Does North Korea Present a Serious Threat to the World?

Chapter Preface 93

1 A Leadership Transition May Reduce the North Korean Threat Peter Hayes Scott Bruce David von Hippel 95

2 The Leadership Transition Shows Little Sign of Reducing the North Korean Threat Justin McCurry 103

3 North Korea Is a Serious Nuclear Threat to Australia and the World Kevin Rudd 107

4 North Korea Is Not a Serious Nuclear Threat to the United States Fred Kaplan 112

5 Talks with the United States Could Reduce the North Korean Nuclear Threat Evans J.R. Revere 119

6 Talks with North Korea Would Worsen the Nuclear Threat John R. Bolton 129

7 European Participation in Talks Could Reduce the North Korean Nuclear Threat Philip Worré Intaek Han 134

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 138

Chapter 4 What Are Human Rights Issues in North and South Korea?

Chapter Preface 140

1 South Korea Has Exposed Human Rights Abuses in North Korean Prison Camps Chico Harlan 142

2 South Korea's National Security Law Violates Human Rights Kay Seok 148

3 South Koreans Are Reluctant to Highlight North Korean Human Rights Violations Iris Chung 153

4 Portraying North Korea as the Villain on Human Rights Is Unhelpful Paul Watson 160

5 North Korea Orchestrates Famine as a Tool of Repression Robert Park 170

6 There Are Political Barriers to Providing Food Aid to North Korea Donald Kirk 181

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 187

For Further Discussion 188

Organizations to Contact 190

Bibliography of Books 194

Index 197

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