The North Korean Nuclear Program: Security, Strategy, and New Perspectives from Russia

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Psychology Press, 2000 - History - 276 pages
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The contributors discuss Soviet-North Korean nuclear relations, economic and military aspects of the nuclear programme, the nuclear energy sector, North Korea's negotiations with the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, co-operative security, and US policy. Focusing on North Korean attitudes and perspectives, the text also includes Russian interviews with North Korean officials.

 

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Contents

Part I
5
A Technical History of SovietNorth Korean Nuclear Relations
15
Nuclear Institutions and Organizations in North Korea
21
A Political History of SovietNorth Korean Nuclear Cooperation
27
Economic Aspects of the North Korean Nuclear Program
41
Economic Factors and the Stability of the North Korean Regime
60
The Natural Disasters of the Mid1990s and Their
76
Nuclear Blackmail and North Koreas Search for a Place in the Sun
93
North Korea and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime
138
North Koreas Negotiations with the Korean Peninsula
156
Managing an Unstable Triangle
171
The Korean Peninsula and the Security of Russias
179
The Renewal of RussianNorth Korean Relations
197
From InterKorean Confrontation to a System
210
Russian Views of the Agreed Framework and the FourParty Talks
219
Pyongyangs Stake in the Agreed Framework
236

MilitaryStrategic Aspects of the North Korean Nuclear Program
101
Leadership Politics in North Korea and the Nuclear Program
110
North Koreas Decision to Develop an Independent
127
Notes
245
Contributors
269
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James Clay Moltz is Assistant Director and Research Professor of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies where he is Director of the NIS Nonproliferation Project. Alexandre Y. Mansourov is a research associate at Harvard University's Korea Institute.

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