The abrupt collapse of the U.S.–North Korea Agreed Framework has triggered mounting international concern over the longer-term consequences for the global nonproliferation regime. It has also exacerbated the most serious tensions in the fifty-year history of the U.S.–Republic of Korea alliance, quite possibly laying the groundwork for a major regional crisis unparalleled since the Korean War. How and why did this major policy breakdown occur?
Pollack, Jonathan D.
"The United States, North Korea, and the End of theAgreed Framework,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 56
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol56/iss3/2