Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea

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Juli 1999



"Leon Sigal's "Disarming Strangers" is the most comprehensive treatment of the U.S.-North Korea nuclear negotiations available.... Sigal is at his best in describing the way governments actually come to make decisions."--Robert L. Gallucci, U.S. Negotiator at the High Level Talks, 1993-1994
"A brilliant reconstruction of how close we came to war with North Korea in 1994, . . . A highly cautionary tale, illustrating the value of cooperation, not confrontation, in dealing with dangerous strangers having nuclear aspirations."--Donald P. Gregg, former Ambassador to South Korea
"Anyone who cares about how American foreign policy should be conducted after the Cold War should read this book."--Morton H. Halperin, former member, National Security Council Staff


PREFACE ix ABBREVIATIONS xiii 1 Uncooperative America 3 A History of Failure 5 Shared Uncertainty, Shared Certitude 10 The Politics of Diplomatic Paralysis 13 PART I: COERCION FAILS 15 2 The Bush Deadlock Machine 17 Dealing with Korean Insecurities 20 North Korea Reciprocates for U.S. Security Assurances 25 "One Meeting Means One Meeting" 32 Ignoring the North's Offer 38 Witnesses for the Prosecution 42 Interregnum Politics. No One Stands Up to Team Spirit 44 3 The Clinton Administration Ties Itself in Knots 52 Coaxing North Korea Part-way Back into the Treaty 55 The Reactor Deal Redux 65 Empty Threats 71 An Empty "Package Deal" 77 Seoul Gets the Shakes 84 4 A "Better than Even" Chance of Misestimation 90 The Collapse of "Super Tuesday" 95 Let Bygones Be Bygones, for Now 108 Stumbling to the Brink 113 5 Deadlock 124 PART II: COOPERATION SUCCEEDS 129 6 Open Covenants, Privately Arrived At 131 Private Contacts With Pyongyang 133 Pyongyang Reaches Out 137 The Hidden Hand in the First Joint Statement 140 Two Foundations Try to Jump-Start Diplomacy 143 Jimmy Carter refuses to Take "No" for an Answer 150 The Carter-Kim Deal 155 The Bushmen Go on Me Warpath 162 7 Getting to Yes 168 Kim Il Sung's Legacy 172 Putting Some chips on the Table 176 The October Agreed Framework 184 Decrying and Defending the Deal 192 The Issue at Kuala Lumpur: What's in a Name? 199 PART III: CONCLUSIONS 205 8 Nuclear Diplomacy in the News--An Untold Story 207 Unfamiliarity Breeds Contempt 208 Explaining News on Nuclear Diplomacy 219 Op-eds and Editorials 223 Possible Consequences of News Coverage 225 9 The Politics of Discouragement 229 No Interest in a Deal 229 The Foreign Policy Establishment 236 10 Why Won't America Cooperate? 244 Realism 246 The Liberal challenge to Realism 250 Cooperating With Strangers 251 Appendixes 255 Appendix I North Korea's Tit-for-Tat Negotiating Behavior 257 Appendix II Key Documents 260 NOTES 265 INDEX 307


Winner of the 1998 Book of Distinction on the Practice of Diplomacy, The American Academy of Diplomacy "Sigal makes it disturbingly clear how close the world came to war in Korea in 1994. The product of hundreds of interviews, Disarming Strangers is also the most rigorously detailed account of U.S. policy towards North Korea yet published, and it will remain so for many years... An important and superbly researched book."--Michael J. Mazarr, Survival "This is a thought-provoking and disturbing book on American and North Korean diplomatic relations. Disarming Strangers is also an extremely well-researched study."--Bill Drucker, Korean Quarterly
EAN: 9780691010069
ISBN: 0691010064
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 1999
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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