DPRK'S Nuclear Conundrum and the U.S.-North Korea Negotiations: A Never-Ending Saga

Mayilvaganan, M and Khatoon, Nasima (2023) DPRK'S Nuclear Conundrum and the U.S.-North Korea Negotiations: A Never-Ending Saga. The International Journal of East Asian Studies, 12 (1). pp. 92-105.

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Abstract: The challenge of nuclear proliferation in the Korean peninsula since 2006 with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) first nuclear test had not only drawn the global attention but created a perilous situation on the peninsula. Further the Hwasong-15 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) of DPRK that was tested in February2023and thereafter hasheightenedtensionsbetween WashingtonandJapanwithPyongyang. The United States’(U.S.) diplomatic efforts to engage North Korea through bilateral means in recent times resulted inthefirst historic summit inSingapore (2018) and later in Vietnam(2019). Though these are undoubtedly positive developments, however, in the absence of any tangible deal after the Hanoi summit, the big question remainswillthe U.S.and North Korea end their mutual misperceptions, and worktowards a viable solution.At the moment, the very fact that since 2019, the U.S. and North Korea have had no official dialoguesis evident that misperceptions and distrust continues and finding any sort of solution is going to be a very difficult task now that North Korea has closed its borderssince the COVID-19 pandemic started. The more isolated Pyongyang is, the morebelligerent it willbecome in testing its missiles
Item Type: Journal Paper
Keywords: North Korea, the U.S., denuclearization, Singapore Summit, HanoiSummit
Subjects: International Strategic and Security Studies Programme > International Relations
Divisions: Schools > International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2023 06:05
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2023 06:05
Official URL: https://ijeas.um.edu.my/index.php/IJEAS/issue/view...
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    DOI: 10.22452/IJEAS.vol12no1.6
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/2545

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