United States policy toward the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

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Does The US Really Want Peace in Korea?
By Chalmers Johnson, Los Angeles Times, Friday 8 September 2000. Since peace started to break out in Korea last June, the United States has responded only with bitter carping. The U.S. does everything it can to produce a peace treaty between the Israelis and the Palestinians, but it downplays steps toward reconciliation between North and South Korea.
N. Korea Says Hard-Line U.S. Policy Could Spark Wary
Reuters, Thursday 19 April 2001. North Korea warned Thursday that the hard-line policy of President Bush and a planned military exercise with South Korea could lead to a potentially explosive confrontation. In a recent summit with the South Korean president, Bush called off proposed missile talks with North Korea.
Devils and Evil Axes
By Nicholas D. Kristof, 26 February 2002. The real problem is simply that we don’t have a North Korea policy at all, beyond policy by fulmination. All this talk about evil has obscured a dangerous reality: We’re speeding toward a train wreck on the Korean peninsula. It may come as soon as this fall and risk an exceptionally bloody war, The agreed framework that since 1994 has kept North Korea from churning out nuclear weapons looks as if it is falling apart.
A Korean exit strategy for the US
Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and US Disengagement, by Selig Harrison. Reviewed by Sreeram Chaulia, 1 February 2003. A reminder that the ball is in the US court to promote progress toward a unified, de-nuclearized and peaceful Korea. Too often, Western commentators have taken a myopic view of North Korea as an irrational and belligerent rogue state. Paralysis of US policy.
N. Korea: Fibs vs. Facts
By Leon V. Sigal, Baltimore Sun, 5 August 2003. The Bush administration has been misleading about North Korea. Three misrepresentations.