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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-483
Nuclear North Korea (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

This seminar examines the two nuclear crises in the Korean Peninsula, one that was averted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the United States signing the Geneva Accord in 1994, and the other ongoing since November 2002. The course compares different strategic visions to deal with the nuclear proliferation and investigates the missed opportunities and new challenges underlying the current multilateral engagement with North Korea through the Six-Party Talks. Particular emphasis is placed on the roots of the crises inherited from the unsettled colonial legacy in the Korean peninsula as the pivotal geopolitical area in modern history where great powers collided. The nuclear crises are also used as rich test grounds for theories of comparative politics, strategic studies, and international politics. May be taken A-F only.