Crisis on the Korean Peninsula and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $21.95
  • Save: $3.11 (14%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Crisis on the Korean Peni... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Book is used, fast shipping and great customer service.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Crisis on the Korean Peninsula Paperback – July 29, 2003


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$18.84
$17.83 $3.39
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Award-Winning Historians
Browse books by celebrated historians including Joseph J. Ellis, Lawrence Wright, and more. Learn more
$18.84 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The authors of this study have a worthy goal: to completely transform the nature of the world's relationship with North Korea. Although appreciative of previous attempts to freeze the North's provocative nuclear program, O'Hanlon and Mochizuki see the faults in past efforts, and make a strong case for a new way to bring a stable peace to the peninsula and to introduce the so-called Hermit Kingdom to the international community. Few are more qualified to address the issue than "[t]he two Mikes," as they are dubbed in the foreword by Brookings Institution president Strobe Talbott. The pair have passed their careers in many of the nation's best think tanks and universities, and have spent much ink on the topic of East Asian security. In this instance, they propose a clear, reasoned and, most important, achievable "grand bargain" with the North that would involve a broad range of demands while offering specific incentives to reform. To readers unfamiliar with the nuclear crisis that has unfolded since October of last year, when North Korea allegedly admitted it possessed a uranium-enrichment program, the book can be unforgiving; O'Hanlon and Mochizuki launch right into their nuanced approach to defuse the crisis. After they outline their proposal, however, the book becomes a comprehensive, must-read introductory text to the conflict, and the subject is bizarre enough to hold anyone's attention, or at least anyone who thinks a leader said to have been born amid the appearance of double rainbows and able to write up to 1,000 books a day is bizarre.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

Even if one discounts North Korea's ongoing program to develop nuclear weapons, the Korean peninsula remains a highly dangerous place. North Korea maintains around a million troops in forward positions close to the demilitarized zone, supported by a vast array of artillery capable of quickly reducing Seoul to rubble. But North Korea probably does have two nuclear weapons, and they are striving to develop more. Can the U.S. tolerate such destructive power in the hands of perhaps the most repressive, isolated, and even paranoid regime on earth? O'Hanlon is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and adjunct professor at Columbia University; Mochizuki is director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and teacher at George Washington University. They have provided a vital service in describing in coherent, easily digestible form the nature of the crisis, including analyses of North Korean conventional capabilities and the often inscrutable motivations behind their government's provocative actions. Their proposals for dealing with this threat, which they dub the "grand bargain," include a variety of demands upon North Korea to limit their conventional forces and completely dismantle their nuclear capability. In return, the U.S., our allies, and China would provide economic aid and guarantees of military security. The plan seems rational, but it assumes we are dealing with a rational regime. Still their proposals are worthy of consideration, as the U.S. is soon to be faced with a belligerent, unpredictable adversary armed with nuclear weapons and the delivery systems to threaten our troops and allies throughout East Asia. Jay Freeman
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill (July 29, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071589791
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071589796
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #695,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James E Geoffrey II on October 23, 2003
Format: Hardcover
In the book, Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: How to Deal with a Nuclear Armed Korea, authors Michael O'Hanlon and Mike Mochizuki offer a grand strategy for securing American interests in Northeast Asia and for integrating North Korea into the international arena. It is a thoughtful plan and O'Hanlon and Mochizuki cannot be faulted for their lack of strategic vision. However, it is a plan that hinges on some problematic assumptions, and that is therefore riskier than the authors suggest.
O'Hanlon and Mochizuki argue for a strategy that they say is a middle ground between the accommodating diplomacy of the Clinton Administration and the more confrontational Bush Administration. In their view, Bush's approach to North Korea risks backing Pyongyang into a confrontation on a peninsula where any conflict would bring on devastation far beyond what South Korea and the United States would be prepared to accept. By contrast, while they see the Clinton Administration's 1994 Framework agreement as somewhat successful in temporarily capping North Korea's nuclear program, they readily admit that it established a precedent for encouraging Pyongyang to pursue nuclear blackmail and that it was not effective in blocking the North from cheating.
Consequently, the authors push for what they call a Grand Bargain, in which the United States, China, Russia, Japan and South Korea would offer North Korea extensive economic aid and security guarantees, including a peace treaty and non-aggression pact, in return for significant reductions in both conventional and WMD under a rigorous verification regimen.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. Tsafos on December 31, 2003
Format: Hardcover
There are few places in the world more dangerous than the Korean peninsula; yet after a decade of engagement with North Korea, the world is no closer to resolving this potentially disastrous stalemate. After the 1994 framework de facto broke down in 2002, all bets about how to deal with North Korea were off. The world had to start over.
America was not only focused on Iraq (thus putting on hold dealing with North Korea), but it also lacked any comprehensive plan for diffusing the crisis. The purpose of the "Crisis in the Korean Peninsula," by Michael O'Hanlon and Mike Mochizuki, is to fill this gap and offer a broad strategy about what to do with North Korea.
The plan is both comprehensive and ambitious. In fact, ambition is its chief attraction; Mr. O'Hanlon and Mr. Mochizuki do not want to diffuse the crisis, they want to resolve it. That means offering North Korea an alternative future with more security and more prosperity. This "grand bargain" entails abandoning nuclear weapons, reducing conventional forces, obtaining security guarantees from America, reforming economically (modeled after China or Viet Nam), launching a dialogue on human rights, and returning Japanese kidnapped victims.
The big question, of course, is whether such a plan is realistic. The authors do their best to show that it is. America, China, Russia, South Korea and Japan can all benefit from stability and prosperity in the peninsula. What about North Korea? This is an enigma, but the authors' argument that Pyongyang might go for it is both persuasive and interesting.
When everything else has failed, there is little harm in changing course. But Mr. O'Hanlon and Mr.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 15, 2003
Format: Hardcover
By giving a comprehensive background and precise insight to the nature of the North Korean regime and how it percieves and aims to ensure its national interest, O'Hanlon and Mochizuki present a persuasive argument as to why the innovative diplomatic solution they propose in this book might not only work to solve the current nuclear situation, but also be able to transform the nature of the North Korean regime in the long haul. Being extraordinary timely, this book offers a powerful diplomatic proposal well worthy of senior US political leaders consideration, while effectively explaining why specific counterarguments to their argument do not hold up to closer scrutiny. I was very impressed by this book and hope its analysis and policy prescription will effect how the United States deals with the North Korean nuclear problem.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Crisis on the Korean Peninsula
This item: Crisis on the Korean Peninsula
Price: $18.84
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com