This monograph provides a timely analysis and thoughtful insights into the challenges faced by the United States in developing a strategy for North Korea. The author examines the complex history of U.S. policy toward North Korea over the last decade that has left the United States in a position of having virtually no influence over the country. He addresses the complicated regional concerns and interests of North Korea’s neighbors and how these concerns impact on each of their approaches to North Korea. Most importantly, he looks at how the North Korean culture and history have influenced the attitudes of North Korean society and their relationship with other countries. He concludes by pointing out that despite the numerous challenges, the United States must develop a strategy focused on engaging Pyongyang if we expect to have any influence over the future direction of events in North Korea.
William gives an overview of the book:
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Bill Boik retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel in 2005 after 30 years of active and reserve service. He served in various Armor and Military Intelligence positions in South Korea, the United States, and Germany. In 2001 and 2002, he had the unique opportunity of leading a...
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