Pyongyang

Turning It Up to Eleven: Belligerent Rhetoric in North Korea’s Propaganda

Author: Dr Mason Richey After contextualizing North Korea’s capacity for belligerent rhetoric directed toward the United States and its northeast Asian allies, the author examines the contention that rhetoric from Pyongyang represents a conflict escalation risk or even a casus belli. The results of statistical tests indicate a negative correlation between Pyongyang’s rhetoric and international …

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The Asia-Pacific in the U.S. National Security Calculus for a New Millennium

Author: Dr Andrew Scobell, Dr Larry M Wortzel The authors of this monograph survey the challenges to U.S. national security that confront this diverse and dynamic region, highlighting the particularly volatile situation that continues on the Korean peninsula. Beyond continued U.S. attention to maintaining a robust military presence and steadfast U.S. alliances, they argue that …

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Strategic Implications of the U.S.-DPRK Framework Agreement

Author: Dr Thomas L Wilborn The United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) signed an unprecedented framework agreement in October 1994 to halt the latter’s nuclear weapons program, establish low-level diplomatic contacts between Washington and Pyongyang, and reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula. In this study, the author argues that it also …

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