Recasting the North Korean Problem: Towards Critically Rethinking about the Perennial Crisis of the Amoral Family State and How to Resolve It
- Recasting the North Korean Problem: Towards Critically Rethinking about the Perennial Crisis of the Amoral Family State and How to Resolve It
- Park, Hun Joo
- North Korea; nuclear crisis; korean unification; amoral familism; national identity
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- KDI Working Paper Series;WP14-10
- A series of tit-for-tat events？from North Korea’s missile launch on April 13, 2012 and
its third nuclear weapons test on February 12, 2013 to the UN Security Council
Resolutions 2087 and 2094？has only escalated the North Korean nuclear crisis to its
new height. It is highly regrettable, if not preposterous, that the crisis has persisted
basically unabated for the past 20 plus years？despite umpteen, varied and competing
statecrafts of all concerned countries. This paper critically examines the extant
approaches, investigating how the concerned individual states’ perhaps otherwise
perfectly rational policies have led to the perpetuation of nuclear crisis, of the amoral
family state, and of the kind of security and peace of the region. In so doing, it aims to
offer some tentative suggestions about how to freshly rethink about the North Korean
problem and how best to resolve and move beyond it.
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