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North Korea and nuclear weapons : entering the new era of deterrence
Éditeur Georgetown University Press
Année 2017
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North Korea and nuclear weapons : entering the new era of deterrence
1 vol. (xii-224 pages) ; 24 cm
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North Korea and nuclear weapons
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North Korea and nuclear weapons : nonproliferation or deterrence? or both / Patrick Morgan ; North Korea's nuclear doctrine and revisionist strategy / Sung Chull Kim ; North Korea, nuclear weapons, and no good options? : a controlled path to peace / Michael D. Cohen ; The unraveling of North Korea's proliferation blackmail strategy / Tristan Volpe ; Does nuclearization impact threat credibility? : insights from the Korean peninsula / Van Jackson ; The North Korean nuclear threat and South Korea's deterrence strategy / Chaesung Chun ; Stability or instability? : the U.S. response to North Korean nuclear weapons / Terence Roehrig ; Between the bomb and the United States : China faces the nuclear North Korea / Fei-Ling Wang ; Spear versus shield? : North Korea's nuclear path and challenges to the NPT system / Yangmo Ku ; Conclusion : deterrence and beyond / Sung Chull Kim and Michael D. Cohen
North Korea is perilously close to developing strategic nuclear weapons capable of hitting the United States and its allies in East Asia. Since their first nuclear test in 2006, North Korea has struggled to perfect delivery systems, but Kim Jong-un's regime now appears to be close. Sung Chull Kim, Michael Cohen, and the contributors to this volume contend that the time to prevent North Korea from getting this capability is virtually over, and instead scholars and policymakers must turn their attention to how to deter North Korea. The United States, South Korea, and Japan must also come to terms with the fact their North Korea will be able to deter them with its nuclear arsenal. How will the erratic Kim Jong-un behave when North Korea does develop the capability to hit medium- and long-range targets with nuclear weapons; how will the United States, South Korea, and China respond; and what will this mean for regional stability in the short term and long term? The international group of authors in this volume address these questions and offer a timely analysis of the consequences of an operational North Korean nuclear capability for international security.
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