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

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James Moltz Clay
Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Political Science - 288 pages
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Drawing on previously unpublished Russian archival materials, this book is the first detailed history and current analysis of the North Korean nuclear program. The contributors discuss Soviet-North Korean nuclear relations, economic and military aspects of the nuclear program, the nuclear energy sector, North Korea's negotiations with the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, cooperative security, and U.S. policy. Unique in its focus on North Korean attitudes and perspectives, The North Korean Nuclear Program also includes Russian interviews with North Korean officials.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I The History of the North Korean Nuclear Program
13
Part II The Economic Context of the North Korean Nuclear Program
39
Part III Political and Military Factors behind the North Korean Nuclear Program
91
Part IV The International Context of the North Korean Nuclear Program
125
Part V Unsettled Problems and Future Issues
195
Notes
245
Contributors
269
Index
271
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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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