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South Korea at the crossroads : autonomy and alliance in an era of rival powers

Snyder, Scott, 1964- author.
South Korea at the crossroads : autonomy and alliance in an era of rival powers / Scott A. Snyder.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
xiv, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Council on Foreign Relations book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-342) and index.
  • South Korean strategic choices
  • Strategic choices under authoritarian rule
  • Roh Tae-Woo and Kim Young-Sam : Nordpolitik and democratization
  • Kim Dae-Jung and the sunshine policy
  • Roh Moo-Hyun's balancer policy
  • Lee Myung-Bak's global Korea policy
  • Park Geun-Hye's Asian paradox
  • The paradox of South Korea's middle-power status
  • Korea between the United States and China
  • Unification and Korean strategic choices
  • Epilogue : South Korean strategic choices and the U.S.-South Korea alliance
  • Select source documents. Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and the Republic of Korea, 1953
  • Joint statement of North and South, 1972
  • Inter-Korean agreement on reconciliation, non-aggression, and exchanges and cooperation between South and North Korea, 1991
  • South-North joint declaration, 2000
  • Declaration on the advancement of South-North Korean relations, peace, and prosperity, 2007
  • Joint vision for the alliance of the United States of America and the Republic of Korea, 2009
  • Joint declaration in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States of America, 2013
  • Chronology of important events in South Korean strategic history.
Against the backdrop of China's mounting influence and North Korea's growing nuclear capability, South Korea is a rising middle power and faces a set of strategic choices that will shape its economic prospects and national security. Snyder examines fifty years of South Korean foreign policy and recommends balancing autonomy with a robust alliance with the United States.
Subject headings
Korea (South)--Foreign relations--1960-1988.
Korea (South)--Foreign relations--1988-2002.
Korea (South)--Foreign relations--2002-
Korea (South)--Foreign relations--Korea (North)
Korea (North)--Foreign relations--Korea (South)
Korea (South)--Foreign relations--United States.
United States--Foreign relations--Korea (South)
Korea (South)--Foreign relations--China.
China--Foreign relations--Korea (South)
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JZ1747 .S69 2018
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