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Prospects from Korean Unification... Cover Image
Added April 28, 2008
Prospects from Korean Unification. Authored by Colonel, Australian Army David Coghlan.
For a number of reasons, many of which are self-induced, the United States is in danger of losing, or may have already lost, the strategic initiative in Korea to the People's Republic of China. Given time, the ramifications of ceding the initiative to China may result in a unified Korea tilted toward Beijing.
The North Korean Ballistic Missile Program... Cover Image
Added February 25, 2008
The North Korean Ballistic Missile Program. Authored by Dr. Daniel A. Pinkston.
North Korea has never officially abandoned its objective of “completing the revolution in the south” and has continued an alarming military buildup. The ballistic missile inventory now totals about 800 road-mobile missiles, including about 200 Nodong missiles that could strike Japan.
North Korea's Military Threat: Pyongyang's Convent... Cover Image
Added April 27, 2007
North Korea's Military Threat: Pyongyang's Conventional Forces, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Ballistic Missiles. Authored by Dr. Andrew Scobell, Captain USN John M Sanford.
Although North Korea remains an economic basket case that cannot feed and clothe its own people, it nevertheless possesses one of the world’s largest armed forces. Whether measured in terms of the total number of personnel in uniform, numbers of special operations soldiers, the size of its submarine fleet, quantity of ballistic missiles in its arsenal, or its substantial Weapons of Mass Destruction programs, Pyongyang is a major military power. North Korea’s latest act to demonstrate its might was the nuclear test on October 9, 2006.
Russian Nonproliferation Policy and the Korean Pen... Cover Image
Added January 25, 2007
Russian Nonproliferation Policy and the Korean Peninsula. Authored by Dr. Yong-Chool Ha, Dr. Beom-Shik Shin.
Efforts to resolve the threat posed to Northeast Asia's security by North Korea's nuclear proliferation through six-party negotiations are proceeding with great difficulty. As in any multilateral process, a major problem is understanding the goals and perspectives of each of the participants.
Kim Jong Il and North Korea: The Leader and the Sy... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2006
Kim Jong Il and North Korea: The Leader and the System. Authored by Dr. Andrew Scobell.
North Korea is both a paradox and an enigma because on one hand, it appears to be a very powerful state—possessing the world's fourth largest armed forces, a sizeable arsenal of ballistic missiles, and a worrying nuclear program—but on the other, it is an economic basket case in terms of agricultural output, industrial production, and foreign trade exports.
North Korea's Strategic Intentions... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2005
North Korea's Strategic Intentions. Authored by Dr. Andrew Scobell.
North Korea poses a key challenge to the global community of states. Sometimes viewed as primarily a nuclear or proliferation challenge, Pyongyang actually presents the United States and other countries with multiple problems. As the 2005 National Defense Strategy of the United States notes, these challenges include "traditional, irregular, and catastrophic." While each dimension of these threat capabilities are fairly clear and, with the exception of the third, readily documented, North Korea's intentions are a much more controversial subject upon which specialists reach widely disparate conclusions.
Dismantling North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Programs... Cover Image
Added April 01, 2005
Dismantling North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Programs. Authored by COL David J. Bishop.
This paper examines the choices available to the United States for dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
Current and Future Challenges for Asian Nonprolife... Cover Image
Added October 01, 2004
Current and Future Challenges for Asian Nonproliferation Export Controls: A Regional Response. Authored by Dr. Scott A. Jones.
How countries in the Asia region respond to the relentlessly changing nature of the proliferation challenge will affect profoundly the shape of global security for many years to come. In many instances, the countries of the region are major transshipment and assembly points for critical strategic dual-use goods and technologies. This monograph examines the current state of export control system development in the greater Asia region, with particular emphasis on the economic and security environment in which these systems operate.
China and North Korea: From Comrades-In-Arms to Al... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2004
China and North Korea: From Comrades-In-Arms to Allies at Arm's Length. Authored by Dr. Andrew Scobell.
Since the ongoing nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, which emerged in October 2002, the United States and other countries have pinned high hopes on Chinese efforts to moderate and reason with North Korea. Yet, as the author points out, it would be unrealistic to raise one's expectations over what China might accomplish vis-à-vis North Korea.
The Lessons of History: The Chinese people's Liber... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2003
The Lessons of History: The Chinese people's Liberation Army at 75. Edited by Ms. Laurie Burkitt, Dr. Andrew Scobell, Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
With the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PLA) celebrating its 75th anniversary on August 1, 2002, it only seemed appropriate and timely to take stock of the world's largest military. The PLA has officially been in existence for three-quarters of a century, and its history is one filled with turmoil and warfare.
Theater Missile Defense in Japan: Implications for... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2000
Theater Missile Defense in Japan: Implications for the U.S.-China-Japan Strategic Relationship. Authored by Colonel Patrick M. O'Donogue.
The author highlights the significant and ongoing contribution of the U.S. Army in deterring war, executing smaller-scale contingencies, and shaping the security environment. He advocates a robust, pro- active Army presence for the foreseeable future. Such a presence will ensure the promotion and protection of U.S. national interests in the region.
Tacit Acceptance and Watchful Eyes: Beijing's View... Cover Image
Added January 01, 1997
Tacit Acceptance and Watchful Eyes: Beijing's Views about the U.S.-ROK Alliance. Authored by Dr. Fei-Ling Wang.
Professor Wang Fei-ling examines the future of the U.S. ROK alliance from China's perspective. He suggests that China's current preoccupation with its domestic agenda and relatively conservative foreign policy seek to maintain the status quo in Northeast Asia. Dr. Wang's warning that a sharp shift in China's Korea policy is possible has significant implications for U.S. interests.
Conference Report: International Workshop on the U... Cover Image
Added March 01, 1996
Conference Report: International Workshop on the U.S.-ROK Alliance. Edited by Donald W. Boose, Jr..
The principal focus of the papers collected in this book is the Republic of Korea (ROK)-U.S. alliance, the effects of the alliance partners' interaction with North Korea, and the economic pressures that affect the alliance. Each of these papers reflects the enduring historical forces, geopolitical realities, and national interests that affect Northeast Asia, the Korean peninsula, and the ROK-U.S.
Responding to Terrorism across the Technological S... Cover Image
Added July 01, 1994
Responding to Terrorism across the Technological Spectrum. Authored by Dr. Bruce Hoffman.
In April 1994, the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute held its annual Strategy Conference. This year's theme was "The Revolution in Military Affairs: Defining an Army for the 21st Century." Dr. Bruce Hoffman presented this paper as part of a panel examining "New Technologies and New Threats." Terrorism, of course, is not new. Hoffman warns, however, of the changing nature of terrorism. In the past, terrorists have been motivated by limited political and ideological objectives.
Nuclear Threats from Small States... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1994
Nuclear Threats from Small States. Authored by Mr. Jerome H. Kahan.
Mr. Jerome Kahan examines the likelihood that one or more of these countries will use nuclear weapons before the year 2000 and finds the danger great enough for the United States to take seriously.