Major Powers and the Korean Peninsula: Politics, Policies and Perspectives | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

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ISBN: 978-93-89137-15-6

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About The Book

The Korean Peninsula, which constitutes one of the strategic pivots of Northeast Asian security, has remained a contested theatre for major powers. Denuclearisation of the Peninsula is unfolding as one of the most defining challenges in shaping regional security. The end state in the Peninsula and how it is to be realised is debated amongst the stakeholders. This book aims to situate some of the critical issues in the Korean theatre within the competing geopolitical interests, strategic choices and policy debates among the major powers. This volume is an endeavour to bring together leading Indian experts including former Indian ambassadors to the Republic of Korea, senior members from the defence and strategic community to analyse the developing situation in the Korean Peninsula.

About The Editor

Dr. Titli Basu is an Associate Fellow at IDSA.



    List of Contributors

  1. Introduction: Mapping the Korean Conundrum
    — Titli Basu

    Part I: Politics and Policies in the Korean Peninsula

  2. Is it Spring Time in the Korean Peninsula?
    — Vishnu Prakash
  3. Proliferation and the Korean Peninsula: The Making of North Korea’s ‘Mature’ Nuclear Enterprise
    — Manpreet Sethi
  4. Sanctions as an Instrument of Non-proliferation Policy: The North Korean Experience
    — Kapil Patil
  5. North Korean Economy: Failure of UNSC Sanctions
    — N. Parthasarathi
  6. Demilitarized Zone: Legacy of Status Quo
    — G.G. Dwivedi

    Part II: Major Powers and the Korean Peninsula

  7. The US Grand Strategy and Preference in Korean Peninsula
    — Namrata Goswami
  8. Beijing and the House of Cards in the Korean Peninsula
    — Jagannath P. Panda
  9. China-North Korea Military Relations
    — Mandip Singh
  10. South Korea’s Approach to North Korea under President Moon Jae-in
    — Jojin V. John
  11. Russia and the North Korean Challenge
    — Manabhanjan Meher
  12. Rethinking Japan’s North Korea Strategy: In Cross-Currents between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump
    — Titli Basu

    Part III: India and the Korean Peninsula

  13. Korea in India’s Look and Act East Policy
    — Prashant Kumar Singh
  14. India’s North Korea Relationship: A Case of Limited Aims and Strategic Calculations
    — M.S. Prathibha

    Part IV: India and the Korean Peninsula

  15. Singapore to Hanoi: Southeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula
    — Anushree Chakraborty
  16. The Denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula: Possible Outcomes of the US-North Korea Dialogue
    — Balachandran Gopalan and Jyotishman Bhagawati


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