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NBR Reports (Apr 2017)

The Future of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Change and Continuity in North Korea Policy

Nam Hoon Cho, Kuyoun Chung, Roberta Cohen, Patrick M. Cronin, Yong-sup Han, Bruce Klingner, Kongdan Oh, Andrew Injoo Park and Hun Joo Park

This NBR Special Report traces the contours of the U.S.-ROK alliance against the backdrop of political transitions in both countries and offers U.S. and South Korean perspectives on the factors that will shape its future.

Table of Contents

The Trump Administration: Implications for the U.S.-ROK Alliance and Policy toward North Korea
Patrick M. Cronin

U.S. Policy toward North Korea: Security and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand
Roberta Cohen

Tightening the Economic Noose on the North Korean Regime
Bruce Klingner

Avoiding Calamity: Preparing for a North Korean Collapse
Andrew Injoo Park and Kongdan Oh

Change and Continuity in the U.S.-ROK Alliance and North Korea Policy
Yong-sup Han

Recasting the North Korean Problem: The Nexus between Security and Human Rights
Hun Joo Park

Improving the Effectiveness of Sanctions against North Korea
Nam Hoon Cho

Charting the Path of Korean Unification amid the Changing Security Landscape in Northeast Asia
Kuyoun Chung

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