Failure to relaunch? The United States, nuclear North Korea, and the future of the six-party talks

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Abstract

During the past twenty years, Washington has oscillated between tentative engagement with Pyongyang under the Clinton administration and isolation and multilateralism under the Bush administration. With the Obama administration almost nearing its four-year tenure, the Six-Party Talks have stalled and North Korea's multiple attacks on the South in 2010 have created new instabilities. Why so little results despite promises of a radical departure away from the Axis of Evil rhetoric and hard-line politics? This paper suggests that the Obama administration has utilized approaches that no longer fit current circumstances and hence failed to create an original, coherent and effective foreign policy.

LanguageEnglish
Pages8-21
Number of pages14
JournalNorth Korean Review
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012

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multilateralism
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  • foreign policy
  • North Korea
  • nuclear weapons
  • Six-Party Talks
  • United States

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In: North Korean Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.04.2012, p. 8-21.

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