Hand in Hand for Korea: A Peace Process and Denuclearization
Sigal, Leon V., Asian Perspective
Pyongyang has a longstanding strategy of engaging with Seoul only when Washington is moving to reconcile. It has acted that way for two decades. Time and again, pressure has proved counterproductive; it has only led North Korea to dig in its heels. To Pyongyang, pressure was evidence of Washington's "hostile policy," and that "hostile policy" was its stated rationale for lack of progress in North-South reconciliation. That past is prologue as Six-Party Talks move to a new phase. The DPRK will not take irreversible steps to eliminate its nuclear facilities, let alone give up its fissile material, without abundant evidence of an end to enmity, which will take time. Whether it will do so …
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Publication information: Article title: Hand in Hand for Korea: A Peace Process and Denuclearization. Contributors: Sigal, Leon V. - Author. Journal title: Asian Perspective. Volume: 32. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 1, 2008. Page number: 5+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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