This volume explores the possibility of North Korea's'soft-landing' as the most desirable outcome on the Korean Peninsula. The collection of essays by noted students of Asian security examines the perspectives and interests of North and South Korea, the United States, China, Russia and Japan regarding North Korea's future, including the possibility of its neutrality.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Tsuneo Akaha; Part 1 Options and realities on the Korean Peninsula; Chapter 1 Korea, Robert A. Scalapino; Chapter 2 The Sunshine Policy and the Korean summit, Chung-in Moon; Part 2 Possible Futures and National Perspectives; Chapter 3 A Neutral Democratic People’s Republic of Korea?, Alexandre Mansourov; Chapter 4 US Policy Interests and the Concept of North Korean Neutrality, James Clay Moltz; Chapter 5 Japan’s Policy toward North Korea, Tsuneo Akaha; Chapter 6 The US–Japan Security Treaty and Neutrality for North Korea, James E. Auer; Chapter 7 China and the Future of the Korean Peninsula, Samuel S. Kim; Chapter 8 A Russian View of the Future Korean Peninsula, Nikolai Sokov; Chapter 9 Russia and North Korea, Georgi Toloraya; Chapter 10 The European Union and North Korea, Reinhard Drifte; Chapter 11 Conclusion, Tsuneo Akaha;
Tsuneo Akaha is a Professor of International Policy Studies and Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies California. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of the Asia-Pacific, and his publications include Politics and Economics in the Russian Far-East, Politics and Economics in Northeast Asia, and Japan in the Posthegemonic World.