North Korea, Global Security and American Understretching

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Since the partition of the Korean peninsula, the crises between Seoul and Pyongyang have ranked high in the US political agenda. Nonetheless, the profile that the Obama administration has chosen to keep is relatively low. This choice has triggered criticisms, however the posture has brought its own benefits. Moreover, in a difficult economic situation, and in the face of increasing pressures for the curtailing of government expenditure, the ‘low profile’ approach meets the demands of a Congress whose support the White House increasingly needs. The main uncertainty is in the attitude of the PRC. However Beijing, more than any other nation, has a keen interest in keeping East Asia stable. This does not mean that China will become a sort of ‘US cop’ in East Asia. However, some forms of localized cooperation can be envisaged; a cooperation that could strengthen, as China will progress in occupying the international position that its leadership believes the country deserves.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteUS Rebalancing Toward Asia-Pacific: Beyond the Slogans
EditorArturo Varvelli
Numero di pagine6
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013

Serie di pubblicazioni



  • China, Foreign Politics
  • North Korea, Nuclear Issues
  • Pacific Region, Political and Military Balance
  • US Foreign Politics


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