In the post-Cold War era, US relations with the two Korean states - the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) - have been undergoing profound changes, with critical and immediate repercussions for peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. This volume examines the key political, security and economic aspects of US-ROK and US-DPRK relations, focusing on the current status, salient issues and future prospects. Drs Kwak and Joo are distinguished professionals in the field and their volume constitutes a very interesting addition to the available literature.
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Contents: Introduction, Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo; The six-party nuclear talks and the Korean peninsula peace regime initiative: a framework for implementation, Tae-Hwan Kwak; US-ROK relations: the political-diplomatic dimension, Seung-Ho Joo; Korea, the US, China and Japan: the rise of Asian regionalism, Claude E. Barfield and Jason Bolton; The realignment of USFK and the US-ROK alliance in transition, Seong-Ryoul Cho; Assessing the present and charting the future of US-DPRK relations: the political-diplomatic dimension of the nuclear confrontation, Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr; US-DPRK relations: the nuclear issue, Edward A. Olsen; Retraining the hegemon: North Korea, the US and asymmetrical deterrence, Terence Roehrig; Stability with uncertainties: US-China relations and the Korean Peninsula, Fei-Ling Wang; Index.