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A Troubled Peace: U.S. Policy and the Two Koreas
A Troubled Peace: U.S. Policy and the Two Koreas by Chae-Jin Lee 0801883318 9780801883316
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A Troubled Peace: U.S. Policy and the Two Koreas by Chae-Jin Lee

In A Troubled Peace, Professor Chae-Jin Lee reviews the vicissitudes of U.S. policy toward South and North Korea since 1948 when rival regimes were installed on the Korean peninsula. He explains the continuously changing nature of U.S.-Korea relations by discussing the goals the United States has sought for Korea, the ways in which these goals have been articulated, and the methods used to implement them. Using a careful analysis of declassified diplomatic documents, primary materials in English, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese, and extensive interviews with American and Korean officials, Lee draws attention to a number of factors that have affected U.S. policy: the functions of U.S. security policy in Korea, the role of the United States in South Koreas political democratization, President Clintons policy of constructive engagement toward North Korea, President Bushs hegemonic policy toward North Korea, and the hexagonal linkages among the United States, China, Japan, Russia, and the two Koreas. Drawing on concepts of containment, deterrence, engagement, preemption, and appeasement, Lees balanced and thoughtful approach reveals the frustrations of all players in their attempts to arrive at a modicum of coexistence. His objective, comprehensive, and definitive study reveals a dynamic -- and incredibly complex -- series of relationships underpinning a troubled and tenuous peace.

Author: Chae-Jin Lee

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 376

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Publication Date: 2006-03-17

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