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Disarming strangers : nuclear diplomacy with North Korea

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Disarming strangers : nuclear diplomacy with North Korea
Title
Disarming strangers
Title remainder
nuclear diplomacy with North Korea
Title variation
Nuclear diplomacy with North Korea
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In June 1994 the United States went to the brink of war with North Korea. With economic sanctions impending, President Bill Clinton approved the dispatch of substantial reinforcements to Korea, and plans were prepared for attacking the North's nuclear weapons complex. The turning point came in an extraordinary private diplomatic initiative by former President Jimmy Carter and others to reverse the dangerous American course and open the way to a diplomatic settlement of the nuclear crisis." "Few Americans know the full details behind this story or perhaps realize the devastating impact it could have had on the nation's post-Cold War foreign policy. In this lively and authoritative book, Leon Sigal offers an inside look at how the Korean nuclear crisis originated, escalated, and was ultimately defused. He begins by exploring a web of intelligence failures by the United States and intransigence within South Korea and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Sigal pays particular attention to an American mindset that prefers coercion to cooperation in dealing with aggressive nations. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with policymakers from the countries involved, he discloses the details of the buildup to confrontation, American refusal to engage in diplomatic give-and-take, the Carter mission, and the diplomatic deal of October 1994." "In the post-Cold War era, the United States is less willing and able than before to expend unlimited resources abroad; as a result it will need to act less unilaterally and more in concert with other nations. What will become of an American foreign policy that prefers coercion when conciliation is more likely to serve its national interests? Using the events that nearly led the United States into a second Korean War, Sigal explores the need for policy change when it comes to addressing the challenge of nuclear proliferation and avoiding conflict with nations like Russia, Iran, and Iraq. What the Cuban missile crisis was to fifty years of superpower conflict, the North Korean nuclear crisis is to the coming era. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Sigal, Leon V
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • United States
  • Korea (North)
  • Diplomacy
Label
Disarming strangers : nuclear diplomacy with North Korea
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Second printing and first paperback printing, 1999" -- T.p. verso
  • Originally published: 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Uncooperative America.
  • p. 3
  • History of Failure.
  • p. 5
  • Shared Uncertainty, Shared Certitude.
  • p. 10
  • Politics of Diplomatic Paralysis.
  • p. 13
  • Part I.
  • Coercion Fails.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Bush Deadlock Machine.
  • p. 17
  • Dealing with Korean Insecurities.
  • p. 20
  • North Korea Reciprocates for U.S. Security Assurances.
  • p. 25
  • "One Meeting Means One Meeting".
  • p. 32
  • Ignoring the North's Offer.
  • p. 38
  • Witnesses for the Prosecution.
  • p. 42
  • Interregnum Politics. No One Stands Up to Team Spirit.
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • Clinton Administration Ties Itself in Knots.
  • p. 52
  • Coaxing North Korea Part-way Back into the Treaty.
  • p. 55
  • Reactor Deal Redux.
  • p. 65
  • Empty Threats.
  • p. 71
  • Empty "Package Deal".
  • p. 77
  • Seoul Gets the Shakes.
  • p. 84
  • 4.
  • "Better than Even" Chance of Misestimation.
  • p. 90
  • Collapse of "Super Tuesday".
  • p. 95
  • Let Bygones Be Bygones, for Now.
  • p. 108
  • Stumbling to the Brink.
  • p. 113
  • 5.
  • Deadlock.
  • p. 124
  • Part II.
  • Cooperation Succeeds.
  • p. 129
  • 6.
  • Open Covenants, Privately Arrived At.
  • p. 131
  • Private Contacts With Pyongyang.
  • p. 133
  • Pyongyang Reaches Out.
  • p. 137
  • Hidden Hand in the First Joint Statement.
  • p. 140
  • Two Foundations Try to Jump-Start Diplomacy.
  • p. 143
  • Jimmy Carter refuses to Take "No" for an Answer.
  • p. 150
  • Carter-Kim Deal.
  • p. 155
  • Bushmen Go on Me Warpath.
  • p. 162
  • 7.
  • Getting to Yes.
  • p. 168
  • Kim Il Sung's Legacy.
  • p. 172
  • Putting Some chips on the Table.
  • p. 176
  • October Agreed Framework.
  • p. 184
  • Decrying and Defending the Deal.
  • p. 192
  • Issue at Kuala Lumpur: What's in a Name?.
  • p. 199
  • Part III.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 205
  • 8.
  • Nuclear Diplomacy in the News--An Untold Story.
  • p. 207
  • Unfamiliarity Breeds Contempt.
  • p. 208
  • Explaining News on Nuclear Diplomacy.
  • p. 219
  • Op-eds and Editorials.
  • p. 223
  • Possible Consequences of News Coverage.
  • p. 225
  • 9.
  • Politics of Discouragement.
  • p. 229
  • No Interest in a Deal.
  • p. 229
  • Foreign Policy Establishment.
  • p. 236
  • 10.
  • Why Won't America Cooperate?.
  • p. 244
  • Realism.
  • p. 246
  • Liberal challenge to Realism.
  • p. 250
  • Cooperating With Strangers.
  • p. 251
  • Appendixes.
  • p. 255
  • Appendix I.
  • North Korea's Tit-for-Tat Negotiating Behavior.
  • p. 257
  • Appendix II.
  • Key Documents.
  • p. 260
  • Notes.
  • p. 265
  • Index.
  • p. 307
Control code
ocm41833202
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 321 p.
Isbn
9780691010069
Label
Disarming strangers : nuclear diplomacy with North Korea
Publication
Note
  • "Second printing and first paperback printing, 1999" -- T.p. verso
  • Originally published: 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Uncooperative America.
  • p. 3
  • History of Failure.
  • p. 5
  • Shared Uncertainty, Shared Certitude.
  • p. 10
  • Politics of Diplomatic Paralysis.
  • p. 13
  • Part I.
  • Coercion Fails.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Bush Deadlock Machine.
  • p. 17
  • Dealing with Korean Insecurities.
  • p. 20
  • North Korea Reciprocates for U.S. Security Assurances.
  • p. 25
  • "One Meeting Means One Meeting".
  • p. 32
  • Ignoring the North's Offer.
  • p. 38
  • Witnesses for the Prosecution.
  • p. 42
  • Interregnum Politics. No One Stands Up to Team Spirit.
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • Clinton Administration Ties Itself in Knots.
  • p. 52
  • Coaxing North Korea Part-way Back into the Treaty.
  • p. 55
  • Reactor Deal Redux.
  • p. 65
  • Empty Threats.
  • p. 71
  • Empty "Package Deal".
  • p. 77
  • Seoul Gets the Shakes.
  • p. 84
  • 4.
  • "Better than Even" Chance of Misestimation.
  • p. 90
  • Collapse of "Super Tuesday".
  • p. 95
  • Let Bygones Be Bygones, for Now.
  • p. 108
  • Stumbling to the Brink.
  • p. 113
  • 5.
  • Deadlock.
  • p. 124
  • Part II.
  • Cooperation Succeeds.
  • p. 129
  • 6.
  • Open Covenants, Privately Arrived At.
  • p. 131
  • Private Contacts With Pyongyang.
  • p. 133
  • Pyongyang Reaches Out.
  • p. 137
  • Hidden Hand in the First Joint Statement.
  • p. 140
  • Two Foundations Try to Jump-Start Diplomacy.
  • p. 143
  • Jimmy Carter refuses to Take "No" for an Answer.
  • p. 150
  • Carter-Kim Deal.
  • p. 155
  • Bushmen Go on Me Warpath.
  • p. 162
  • 7.
  • Getting to Yes.
  • p. 168
  • Kim Il Sung's Legacy.
  • p. 172
  • Putting Some chips on the Table.
  • p. 176
  • October Agreed Framework.
  • p. 184
  • Decrying and Defending the Deal.
  • p. 192
  • Issue at Kuala Lumpur: What's in a Name?.
  • p. 199
  • Part III.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 205
  • 8.
  • Nuclear Diplomacy in the News--An Untold Story.
  • p. 207
  • Unfamiliarity Breeds Contempt.
  • p. 208
  • Explaining News on Nuclear Diplomacy.
  • p. 219
  • Op-eds and Editorials.
  • p. 223
  • Possible Consequences of News Coverage.
  • p. 225
  • 9.
  • Politics of Discouragement.
  • p. 229
  • No Interest in a Deal.
  • p. 229
  • Foreign Policy Establishment.
  • p. 236
  • 10.
  • Why Won't America Cooperate?.
  • p. 244
  • Realism.
  • p. 246
  • Liberal challenge to Realism.
  • p. 250
  • Cooperating With Strangers.
  • p. 251
  • Appendixes.
  • p. 255
  • Appendix I.
  • North Korea's Tit-for-Tat Negotiating Behavior.
  • p. 257
  • Appendix II.
  • Key Documents.
  • p. 260
  • Notes.
  • p. 265
  • Index.
  • p. 307
Control code
ocm41833202
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 321 p.
Isbn
9780691010069

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