From its early days, the Obama administration has had to grapple with North Korea's provocative missile and nuclear tests. During the past two decades, U.S. policy efforts to roll back North Korea's nuclear developments have met with frustration and failure. At the same time, South Korea's economic development and political transition to democracy have changed the U.S. alliance with South Korea. This report assesses U.S. policy toward both North and South Korea and crafts an integrated approach to the peninsula as a whole. It analyzes prospects for bilateral and multilateral diplomacy with North Korea, the stability of the North Korean regime, U.S. military and economic ties to South Korea, and the implications of internal changes in both Koreas for regional security in Asia. The report offers specific recommendations designed to reduce the threat posed by North Korea and offers a coherent and comprehensive approach to the peninsula as part of an overall strategy toward Asia.
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About the Author
Scott A. Snyder is adjunct senior fellow for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Snyder is director of the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy and senior associate of Washington programs in the international relations program of the Asia Foundation and Pacific Forum CSIS. He lived in Seoul, South Korea, as Korea representative of the Asia Foundation from 2000 to 2004. Previously, he served as a program officer in the research and studies program of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and as acting director of the Asia Society's contemporary affairs program. His latest monograph is China's Rise and the Two Koreas: Economics, Politics, Security. His publications include Paved with Good Intentions: The NGO Experience in North Korea, coedited with Gordon Flake, and Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior. Snyder received a BA from Rice University and an MA from the Regional Studies-East Asia program at Harvard University. He was the recipient of a Pantech visiting fellowship at Stanford University's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (2005-2006), received an Abe fellowship administered by the Social Sciences Research Council (1998-99), and was a Thomas G. Watson fellow at Yonsei University in South Korea (1987-88).