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Going Critical

The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis

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Going Critical by Joel S Wit
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In this book, three former US officials who played key roles in the 1994 crisis trace the intense efforts that led North Korea to freeze - and pledge to ultimately dismantle - its dangerous plutonium production programme, while avoiding a second Korean War. Drawing on internal government documents, memoranda, cables and notes, the authors chronicle the complex web of diplomacy - from Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing to Geneva, Moscow and Vienna and back again - that led to the negotiation of an Agreed Framework to resolve the nuclear dispute between the United States and North Korea. They also explore the challenge of striking the right balance among the military, economic and diplomatic instruments employed to persuade North Korea to accept significant constraints on its nuclear activities, while deterring rather than provoking a violent North Korean response.

Author Biography

Joel S. Wit is a senior fellow with the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He served for 15 years in the Department of State and was coordinator for the 1994 U.S.-North Korea Agreed Framework. Daniel B. Poneman is a senior fellow with the Forum for International Policy and a principal in The Scowcroft Group. He served on the National Security Council staff under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, including nearly four years as special assistant to the President for nonproliferation. Robert L. Gallucci is dean of Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. A career civil servant in the Department of State, he led the team that negotiated the Agreed Framework and served as assistant secretary for political-military affairs and ambassador-at-large.
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November 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
Brookings Institution
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