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  • Major Powers and the Korean Peninsula: Politics, Policies and Perspectives

    KW Publishers
    ISBN: 978-93-89137-15-6
    Price: ₹.1280/-
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    About The Book

    The Korean Peninsula, which constitutes one of the strategic pivots of Northeast Asian security, has remained a contested theatre for major powers. Denuclearisation of the Peninsula is unfolding as one of the most defining challenges in shaping regional security. The end state in the Peninsula and how it is to be realised is debated amongst the stakeholders. This book aims to situate some of the critical issues in the Korean theatre within the competing geopolitical interests, strategic choices and policy debates among the major powers. This volume is an endeavour to bring together leading Indian experts including former Indian ambassadors to the Republic of Korea, senior members from the defence and strategic community to analyse the developing situation in the Korean Peninsula.

    About The Editor

    Dr. Titli Basu is an Associate Fellow at IDSA.



      List of Contributors

    1. Introduction: Mapping the Korean Conundrum
      -- Titli Basu
    2. Part I: Politics and Policies in the Korean Peninsula

    3. Is it Spring Time in the Korean Peninsula?
      -- Vishnu Prakash
    4. Proliferation and the Korean Peninsula: The Making of North Korea’s ‘Mature’ Nuclear Enterprise
      -- Manpreet Sethi
    5. Sanctions as an Instrument of Non-proliferation Policy: The North Korean Experience
      -- Kapil Patil
    6. North Korean Economy: Failure of UNSC Sanctions
      -- N. Parthasarathi
    7. Demilitarized Zone: Legacy of Status Quo
      -- G.G. Dwivedi
    8. Part II: Major Powers and the Korean Peninsula

    9. The US Grand Strategy and Preference in Korean Peninsula
      -- Namrata Goswami
    10. Beijing and the House of Cards in the Korean Peninsula
      -- Jagannath P. Panda
    11. China-North Korea Military Relations
      -- Mandip Singh
    12. South Korea’s Approach to North Korea under President Moon Jae-in
      -- Jojin V. John
    13. Russia and the North Korean Challenge
      -- Manabhanjan Meher
    14. Rethinking Japan’s North Korea Strategy: In Cross-Currents between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump
      -- Titli Basu
    15. Part III: India and the Korean Peninsula

    16. Korea in India’s Look and Act East Policy
      -- Prashant Kumar Singh
    17. India’s North Korea Relationship: A Case of Limited Aims and Strategic Calculations
      -- M.S. Prathibha
    18. Part IV: India and the Korean Peninsula

    19. Singapore to Hanoi: Southeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula
      -- Anushree Chakraborty
    20. The Denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula: Possible Outcomes of the US-North Korea Dialogue
      -- Balachandran Gopalan and Jyotishman Bhagawati
    21. Index

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