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After 9/11: US Plicy in Northeast Asia

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The recent escalation in tensions on the Korean peninsula has once again thrust Northeast Asia into a prominent position on the world stage. North Korea, branded a member of the "axis of evil" by President Bush in his 2002 State of the Union address, poses a particularly delicate problem, both in regional and global terms, given its formidable conventional military capability and the strong possibility that it may already possess nuclear weapons. Robert E. Hunter, senior advisor to the RAND Corporation in Washington DC and former United States ambassador to NATO, traces the recent history of US foreign policy in the Northeast Asian region, and suggests numerous ways in which the US might better engage the nations of the region with a view to effecting peaceful and positive change.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2003-05-01

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