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Analysis of the DPRK's motives behind the North Korean nuclear crises
- Analysis of the DPRK's motives behind the North Korean nuclear crises
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- 이화여자대학교 국제대학원
- The North Korean brinkmanship tactics pertainig to the development of nuclear weapons has been largely
regarded as irrational behavior, and North Korean has been described by many as a 'pariah state' or a 'rogue state'.
In the academic filed, the study of North Korean has been considered somewhat problematic because of the
lack of reliable information. Research on the Democratic Peopel's Repubic of Korea(DPRK) was judged by
many scholars as 'speculative', and not fit for 'real academic pursuit'.
However, the hermit Kingdom has become too important an issue to Northeast Asian security to brush aside
as 'speculative'. Even if they are not armed with nuclear weapons, their conventional weapons includinh their arsenal of
missiles establish a real threat to the korean peniesula, Northeast Asia, and the rest of the world.
there is an urgent need to conduct more studies and research on North Korean, and their motives and behavior need analyzing.
Although there may not be enough concrete information on their domestic motivations during the nuclear crisis,
we can still try to analyze their known actions and motives. Igoring the North Korean issue would pose too much of a risk
on Northeast Asian and world security.
North koreans may have their own rational goals and aims as to why they behave in the way they do. In fact, their behavior may
actually be an efficient way ti recevie what they want from their neighbors and the internatioal society without altering the
domestic status quo. In short, North Korea's behavior, especially over its constant threat to develop abd test nuclear weapons,
may be rational and worth analyzing. instead of something irratioanl which cannot be analyzed.
Discussions regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have been mostly "emotionally charged and ideological."
But both emotion and ideology hinder making clear judgment or poplicy descisoins. Regardless of whether or not ther is sufficient
emporical evidence of North Korean intentions, decision makers have no choice but to choose which way they wikk take in diplomacy
with th DPRK.
Analyzion North Korea's behavior, and analyzing the reasons behind their morives will be beneficial for future policy-making in
dealing with North Korea. Also, by assuming that they behabe in a way that is rational, it will be easier for decision makers to
pridict how North Jorea will act in a given situation.
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