This volume explores the possibility of North Korea's'soft-landing' as the most desirable outcome on the Korean Peninsula. The collection of essays by noted students of Asian security examines the perspectives and interests of North and South Korea, the United States, China, Russia and Japan regarding North Korea's future, including the possibility of its neutrality.
Introduction : uncertainty, complexity, and fluidity on the Korean peninsula / Tsuneo Akaha -- Korea : the options and perimeters / Robert A. Scalapino -- The Sunshine Policy and the Korean summit : assessments and prospects / Chung-in Moon -- A neutral Democratic People's Republic of Korea? Historical background, rationale, and prospects / Alexandre Mansourov -- US policy interests and the concept of North Korean neutrality / James Clay Moltz -- Japan's policy toward North Korea : interests and options / Tsuneo Akaha -- The US-Japan security treaty and neutrality for North Korea / James E. Auer --China and the future of the Korean peninsula / Samuel S. Kim -- A Russian view of the future Korean peninsula / Nikolai Sokov -- Russia and North Korea : ten years later / Georgi Toloraya -- The European Union and North Korea / Reinhard Drifte -- Conclusion : the future of Korea / Tsuneo Akaha.
Published: 6th December 2001