September 23, 2022 |
The Road to Denuclearization of the DPRK: The DPRK’s Strategy and the ROK-U.S. Response Plan
The Road to Denuclearization of the DPRK: The DPRK’s Strategy and the ROK-U.S. Response Plan
September 19, 2022 | Won Gon Park
Won Gon Park, a professor at Ewha Woman’s University, appreciates that the Yoon government’s “Audacious Initiative” reaffirms the goals and methods of denuclearization. However, Dr. Park points out that Pyongyang refuses to accept President Yoon’s proposal to receive economic incentives in return for denuclearization, as DPRK has recently passed a radical law enshrining the right to automatically use preemptive nuclear strikes to protect itself. In addition, given that DPRK continues its offensive posture refusing to have any negotiations with Washington or Seoul, he highlights that South Korea and the United States should first agree on a precise definition, goals, and approaches to denuclearization.
America’s Alliance First vs. DPRK’s “neo-Cold War” First: An Assessment on US-DPRK Relationship
America’s Alliance First vs. DPRK’s “neo-Cold War” First: An Assessment on US-DPRK Relationship
September 13, 2022 | Li Nan
Li Nan, a Senior Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of American Studies, criticizes the Biden administration’s North Korea policy as undermining the Korean Peninsula’s denuclearization process. Dr. Nan indicates that United States’ “alliance-first approach” puts North Korea on the opposite side of the US and closes the door to bilateral talks. And he points out that prioritizing alliance over denuclearization may hamper prospects of denuclearization as North Korea will highly likely rely on China and Russia and keep improving the conventional military system. Furthermore, he highlights the importance of effective coordination with North Korea by maintaining a favorable diplomatic conditions conducive to talks.

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