On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War

On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War

by Van Jackson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108473484
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2018
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 324,026
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Van Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, and the Defence and Strategy Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Studies. He served in the Obama administration as a policy adviser and strategist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, participating in nuclear negotiations with North Korea and formulating deterrence policies with South Korea.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The inheritance of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Korea; 2. North Korean strategic thoughts and risks of nuclear war; 3. The Obama era: from engagement to deterrence; 4. History's hinge point: the Clinton counterfactual; 5. President Trump and maximum pressure strategy; 6. Mimicking Pyongyang; 7. On the brink of nuclear war; 8. When will the war break out?; 9. How the crisis ended; 10. The risks of nuclear war.

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