The Peninsula Question: A Chronicle of the Second Korean by Yoichi Funabashi

By Yoichi Funabashi

In October 2002 the USA faced North Korea with suspicions that Pyongyang used to be enriching uranium in violation of the Agreed Framework that the countries had labored out in the course of the Clinton management. North Korea thus evicted foreign screens and resumed its nuclear guns application. The Peninsula query chronicles the ensuing moment Korean nuclear hindrance. eastern journalist Yoichi Funabashi, proficient by way of interviews with greater than one hundred sixty diplomats and selection makers from China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the USA, offers a behind-the-scenes examine the negotiations to denuclearize the peninsula. among 2002 and 2006, a sequence of best point diplomats, together with the major minister of Japan, tried to have interaction with North Korea. Funabashi illustrates how the person efforts of those significant powers laid the basis for multilateral negotiations, first because the trilateral assembly after which because the Six-Party Talks. the 1st 4 rounds of talks (2003–2005) ended in major development. regrettably, a scarcity of implementation after that leap forward eventually resulted in North Korea's missile assessments in July and next nuclear checks in October 2006. Th e Peninsula query provides a window of realizing at the ancient, geopolitical, and safety issues at play at the Korean peninsula due to the fact that 2002. supplying a number of views at the moment Korean nuclear quandary, it describes greater than simply the U.S. and North Korean issues of view. It can pay particular recognition to China's dealings with North Korea, delivering infrequent insights to into the decision-making tactics of Beijing. this is often a huge, authoritative source for knowing the difficulty in Korea and international relations in Northeast Asia.

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