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Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis

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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by St. Martin's Press
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Adrian
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Journalist Mike Chinoy provides a detailed, readable, and highly informative account of the long running nuclear dispute with North Korea, starting with the 1992-94 crisis that was averted by Jimmy Carter's visit, the progress and understanding of the Clinton years that led to the Agreed Framework, and the near establishment of Diplomatic relations, the confrontation, rhetoric, and ultimately proliferation of the Bush years, and ultimately the mess the Obama Administration has inherited.
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Stephen
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I recently re-read this in advance of the 2018 Singapore summit because the story of USA/DPRK relations is a winding history of false starts, mistrust, and bad faith on both sides. I wanted to refresh myself on the mistakes that were made in the 1990s and 2000s.

Mike Chinoy's book is the definitive history of Korea diplomacy during the Bush (43) administration, covering the collapse of the Agreed Framework, the halting progress of the six-party talks, and Kim Jong Il's eventual nuclear breakout.
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Sep 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-re-read
So far, this book is interesting. Kim Jong Il is a strange and fascinating man. I only made it as far as G.W. Bush first days in office, during which he did some major damage... I had to return this book to the library, so I'll have to take it out again. ...more
Mark
May 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Fasinating. Would be an interesting read for any political science student.
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