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Negotiating with North Korea: 1992-2007

Report

Authors
John W. Lewis - Stanford University
Robert Carlin - Stanford University

Published
January 2008


Over the past seven years, public debate and political commentary on North Korea’s nuclear program have pitted one mode of negotiations (bilateral) against another (multilateral).  That debate obscured important lessons from the past and impeded diplomatic progress.  The purpose of this paper is not to revisit the debate between the various approaches but rather to analyze the diplomacy as it has actually unfolded.