Engagement with North Korea: A Viable Alternative 対北朝鮮積極外交――新たなアプローチ

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Edited by Sung Chull Kim and David C. Kang (State University of New York Press, 2009)

How the world deals with North Korea and its nuclear capability will have ramifications for both regional and global stability. Engagement with North Korea: A Viable Alternative, the culmination of a 2006-2008 research project conducted under the auspices of the Hiroshima Peace Institute, examines the still controversial policy of engagement. Through an examination of the converging and diverging policies of engagement practiced by the United States, China, Russia, Japan and South Korea, the contributors to this volume explore how and to what extent engagement has achieved some measure of progress, and under what conditions this policy is likely to achieve complete success.

The findings of this volume are as follows: (1) In order to achieve success of engagement in the multilateral context of the Six-Party Talks, the relevant actors have to increase the level of coordination among their diverse strategies. Engagement with North Korea represents a triple-edged phenomenon that encompasses domestic politics concerning North Korea, bilateral relations with North Korea, and multilateral relations within the Six-Party Talks. There always exists tension between the three levels; the key point is how to prevent this complexity from undercutting the positive effect of engagement. (2) The existing logic of quid pro quo will not be sufficient to convince North Korea that full cooperation for denuclearization will best serve its national interest. In view of that there is a close linkage between North Korea’s nuclear diplomacy and its national identity, particularly with respect to anti-Americanism, the United States needs to construct foundations of a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula and to facilitate the normalization of relations between the two countries.

[Table of Contents]

 1Introduction: Engagement as a Viable Alternative to Coercion (Sung Chull Kim and David C. Kang)
Part IInternational Dimension
 2Waiting to Reap the Final Harvest: U.S. Engagement Policy to Denuclearize North Korea (Youngshik D. Bong)
 3Looking East: China’s Policy toward the Korean Peninsula (Fei-Ling Wang)
 4Japan’s North Korea Policy: The Dilemma of Coercion (Jung Ho Bae and Sung Chull Kim)
 5Russia and North Korea: The Dilemma of Engagement (Leszek Buszynski)
 6The Political Economy of North Korea’s External Economic Relations (Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland)
Part IIInter-Korean Dimension 
 7The State-Business Coalition for South Korea’s Engagement with North Korea (Sung Chull Kim)
 8Business Advances to North Korea as Outward Foreign Direct Investment (Eun Mee Kim and Yooyeon Noh)
 9From Charity to Partnership: South Korean NGO Engagement with North Korea (Edward P. Reed)
 10North Korea’s South Korea Policy: Tactical Change, Strategic Consistency (Charles K. Armstrong)
 11Conclusion: Engagement in 2007 and Beyond (David C. Kang)


世界が北朝鮮とその核能力の問題にどう取り組むかということは、東アジア地域の安定にも世界全体の安定にも影響を及ぼす。2006~2008年に実施した広島平和研究所の研究プロジェクトの成果として2009年9月に出版された Engagement with North Korea: A Viable Alternative では、依然賛否両論を引き起こしている、対北朝鮮積極外交を分析している。共鳴と不和を繰り返すアメリカ、中国、ロシア、日本、韓国の各国の積極外交から、これまでの成果と、さらなる成果を挙げるための条件を示す。