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Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies 2015

Publication: February 2016

Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies 2015

This is the full PDF of the 2015 edition of Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies. Please click here to download the individual chapters included in this publication. At the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI), we take pride in being able to connect people and ideas. In a globalized, networked world,…

Dealing with North Korean Provocations: A Chinese Perspective

For a variety of reasons, North Korea at times behaves in a provocative fashion. This chapter starts with a discussion of the concept of provocation and its nature. A careful exploration of North Korea’s provocations is conducted in an effort to identify the domestic and external causes. With a diagnosis…

Defense Cooperation Among Japan, the United States, and the ROK: Dealing with the DPRK

This chapter is about how Japan prepares to respond to provocations from North Korea. As background factors, we need to consider how Japan is altering its security policy, how it is assessing the capacities and intentions of the DPRK and also China, and how it is evaluating the role of…

Reinforcing Deterrence: The U.S. Military Response to North Korean Provocations

When speaking to a Korean audience, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) invariably inserts the Korean phrase katchi kapshida ( 같이 갑시다), “we go together,” at some point in his remarks. U.S. responses to North Korean provocations have been grounded in its alliance with the Republic of Korea, a…

A South Korean Perspective on Dealing with North Korean Provocations: Challenges and Opportunities

Despite President Park Geun-hye’s efforts to improve inter-Korean relations, Kim Jongun’s North Korea has never shown any willingness to give up its nuclear ambitions and continuously refuses to become a normal state.1 It has made significant advances in its nuclear weapons program over the past 20 years, while continuing provocations…

Introduction | Dealing with North Korean Provocations

Provocations by North Korea can take various forms: weapons tests, acts of direct violence, cyber attacks, threatening force buildups, etc. Individually and as a group, states are debating how they would respond to one or another of these actions. In Section IV, authors evaluate how four states on the frontlines…