AUTHORAlbright, David / O’Neill, Kevin, Eds.
TITLESolving the North Korean Nuclear Puzzle
PUBLISHERInstitute for Science and International Security
CITYWashington, D.C.

Predating the 2000-2003 North Korean (DPRK) nuclear crisis by several years, this book provides information and analysis as of 2000 on North Korea's nuclear program and that country's compliance with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) standards as established under the 1994 U.S.-North Korea Agreed Framework. The book gives an overview of the events leading up to the negotiation of the Agreed Framework in 1992 and 1993 and the subsequent efforts to implement it through 2000. It outlines the obstacles the IAEA faced in trying to ascertain North Korean compliance and gives information about the country's plutonium stocks. The book looks beyond the Agreed Framework to the challenges facing the United States in continued dealings with North Korea, such how to react to the its launch of a ballistic missile over Japan in 1998. The authors take into consideration the implications of the summer 2000 summit meetings between the North and South Korean leaders. The authors stress that North Korea must make its nuclear program transparent, and truly cooperate with the IAEA for the Agreed Framework to succeed.

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