Naval War College Review


Perhaps the potentially most volatile part of the world is North Korea. Talks between the United States and North Korea seem to be a series of impasses, confrontations, brinkmanship, threats, and blusters. The usual explanation for this state of perpetual frustration for U.S. negotiators is that they are dealing with an enigmatic regime that has no regard for peaceful resolution of the confrontations between it and the rest of the world. This work provides an al- ternate path for understanding and working toward more successful negoti- ations than has been the historical case for over half a century.