Description : How has North Korea sought to normalize diplomatic relations with the US? Explaining the continuities between the Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong-il governments, as well as the discontinuities, especially the decisive move towards brinkmanship under Kim Jong-un culminating in 2017 and subsequent turn towards diplomacy, this book shows how North Korea has constantly learnt from its own experience and the experience of others to evolve and adapt its policy towards the US. This fully revised and expanded second edition draws on interviews and conversations with American, North and South Korean, Chinese and other countries’ policy-makers and experts and North Korean official media stories. It has been updated to include discussion of the post-2012 period when Kim Jong-un replaced his father to become the leader of North Korea, and provides detailed analysis of both presidencies, concluding with a study of the two bilateral summits held with President Donald Trump. Showing how weaker powers can try to achieve their main foreign policy goals with respect to great powers, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of the international relations of East Asia, US Foreign Policy, Korean Studies and Foreign Policy Analysis. It should also prove relevant to those studying international bargaining and negotiation.
Description : The Existing Literature On Sanctions Consists Of Either Case Studies Which Deal With The Particular Issues Associated With The Selected States Or Articles Of The Journals Which Plead, Predominantly, The Case Of Sanction-Imposing States Or Newspaper Write-Ups And Editorial Comments Which Analyse The Current Situation. There Is No Book On Sanctions As Such. An Attempt Has Been Made In This Book To Cover Up All The Selective Aspects Of The Existing Literature On Sanctions. It Discusses Concepts, Issues, Dilemmas, Paradox, Theories, Perspectives Of Sender And Target States As Allies And As Adversaries, The Goals, The Objectives, The Quantum Of Success And Failure Or Effectiveness And Ineffectiveness. These Crucial Issue-Areas Of Sanctions Run In Fact, Like Common Thread, Through All The Following Chapters:(1) The Humanitarian Intervention: Sanction Fixation(2) Sanction Paradox(3) Theories Of Sanctions(4) South Korea And North Korea(5) Iran And Iraq(6) India And Pakistan(7) Un Sanction(8) ConclusionThus, The Book Takes The Comprehensive View Of Sanctions. And In This Respect, Out Of The Existing Literature Of Exclusive Nature, It Endeavours To Develop The Inclusive Dimension. As Such It Is Hoped That The Readers Shall Have All Aspects Of Sanctions In A Single Volume, Not Easily Available Elsewhere.
Description : This book is designed to familiarise students with leading International Relations (IR) theories and their explanation of political events, phenomena, and processes which cross the territorial boundaries of the state. Thus, students will be exposed to the interplay between power, interest, ideas, identity, and resistance, in explaining continuity and change in international relations. Developed to provide students with the analytical tools and intellectual frameworks needed to understand the behaviour of different international actors in contemporary global affairs. This textbook responds to the challenges of a dynamic job market by assisting students to gain both thorough theoretical knowledge and training them to apply this knowledge to real world problems. In short, this textbook delivers: A comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the examination of national, regional and global trends in politics, economics and socio-cultural developments allowing students to understand: ¢ the practice and theory of contemporary international relations ¢ the politics, culture, history, and economies of different regions around the world ¢ the role played by international interactions, culture, and government in local, national, and global settings. Equipping students with the proficiency: ¢ to understand and interpret the dynamics, patterns, and issues of global affairs ¢ to know how to get more information about particular questions ¢ to evaluate that information independently and effectively. To these ends, the textbook provides a number of features that will appeal to students and avoids overwhelming students with chapters on topics which (in practice) are rarely on courses, while nonetheless providing a comprehensive overview of the field. Introduces students to the main debates, topics, and terms in the field and allows them to decide which they would like to focus on in their further studies.
Description : Following his 1978 publication of a translation of two other sections of the Tibetan Buddhist work completed in 1402 A.D., Alex Wayman (Sanscrit, Columbia U.) offers the section of the Lam rim chen mo that deals with the thought of enlightenment and the stages of instruction for budding bodhisattvas. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)