Failure to relaunch? The United States, nuclear North Korea, and the future of the six-party talks

Abstract

During the past twenty years, Washington has oscillated between tentative engagement with Pyongyang under the Clinton administration and isolation and multilateralism under the Bush administration. With the Obama administration almost nearing its four-year tenure, the Six-Party Talks have stalled and North Korea's multiple attacks on the South in 2010 have created new instabilities. Why so little results despite promises of a radical departure away from the Axis of Evil rhetoric and hard-line politics? This paper suggests that the Obama administration has utilized approaches that no longer fit current circumstances and hence failed to create an original, coherent and effective foreign policy.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.3172/NKR.8.1.8
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Politics, History and International Relations
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Aston Centre for Europe
Uncontrolled Keywords: foreign policy,North Korea,nuclear weapons,Six-Party Talks,United States,Sociology and Political Science,Cultural Studies,Political Science and International Relations,History,Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2012-04-01
Authors: Grzelczyk, Virginie (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-9802-7161)

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