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Korean Shamanism: The Cultural Paradox (review)

Korean Shamanism: The Cultural Paradox (review) korean studies, vol. 27 take steps to disengage militarily from South Korea, thereby putting a longawaited ending to the Korean War. The United States must also move toward a nuclear-free Korea by working closely with its allies Japan and South Korea as well as with its partners China and Russia. In Harrison's estimation, North Korea is quite ready to strike a grand bargain with the United States to stop its ambitious program of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, if the price is right. Whether North Korea is pursuing nuclear weapons as a bargaining chip, in exchange for a U.S. guarantee of the survival and independence of the regime, or as a deterrence to assure its defense and survival, however, cannot be settled once and for all. What matters in the international politics and diplomacy of the Korean endgame in the future, however, is more than a display of good will or morally praiseworthy gestures. Motives of good intentions, means of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems, the consequences of both failed and successful interactions in the Korean truce talks at Panmunjom, and historical memories of North Korea's ill-behavior of kidnapping, terrorism, the Pueblo seizure, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Korean Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Korean Shamanism: The Cultural Paradox (review)

Korean Studies , Volume 27 (1)

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korean studies, vol. 27 take steps to disengage militarily from South Korea, thereby putting a longawaited ending to the Korean War. The United States must also move toward a nuclear-free Korea by working closely with its allies Japan and South Korea as well as with its partners China and Russia. In Harrison's estimation, North Korea is quite ready to strike a grand bargain with the United States to stop its ambitious program of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, if the price is right. Whether North Korea is pursuing nuclear weapons as a bargaining chip, in exchange for a U.S. guarantee of the survival and independence of the regime, or as a deterrence to assure its defense and survival, however, cannot be settled once and for all. What matters in the international politics and diplomacy of the Korean endgame in the future, however, is more than a display of good will or morally praiseworthy gestures. Motives of good intentions, means of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems, the consequences of both failed and successful interactions in the Korean truce talks at Panmunjom, and historical memories of North Korea's ill-behavior of kidnapping, terrorism, the Pueblo seizure,

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