Watch Takahiro Miyao’s dialogue with Dr. Kenneth Quinones, Professor AIU (Akita International University), on “Japan’s Nuclear Power Policy”. The dialogue took place at AIU in Akita, Japan, on November 21, 2013:
This video is also available for viewing on YouTube: http://youtu.be/zhbI5jTzFgc
This video is in the dialogue series of Takahiro Miyao’s video program: Culture and Creativity in Japan.
Watch Dr. Quinones’ introduction to Takahiro Miyao’s video series on “Japan’s Nuclear Power Policy”:
This video is in the dialogue series of Takahiro Miyao’s video program, “Culture and Creativity in Japan“.
US foreign policy toward the Korean Peninsula cannot be understood without placing it in the context of US domestic politics and the broader context of US policy toward East Asia. This study explores the impact of US domestic politics on policy toward the Korean Peninsula between 1949 and 2000. Continuity characterized policy goals and military strategy, i.e. deterrence and collective security. Policy implementation, however, vacillated between containment (hard power) and engagement (soft power). Three major shifts are scrutinized: the Truman Administration’s approach to the Korean Peninsula before and during the Korean War, the Nixon Administration’s engagement of China, and the Reagan Administration’s initiation of engagement of the DPRK, a policy which the first Bush and Clinton Administrations continued. In each case, domestic political factors more than realities beyond the United States appear to have caused changes in policy implementation. This suggests that those wishing to promote US engagement of North Korea would do well to focus their effort on US domestic politics, particularly in the US Congress.
Read Dr. Quinones’ comments in the Newsweek article (May 26, 2009) “Deciphering Kim Jong Il: The real intentions behind North Korea’s nuclear test” by Takashi Yokota:
Watch a video of Bloomberg’s interview with Dr. Quinones from May 26, 2009:
Read Dr. Quinones commentary in this Bloomberg article published April 14, 2009:
Read Dr. Quinones commentary in Newsweek, published April 6, 2009:
Read Dr. Quinones’ commentary in “U.S., Japan Urge North Korea to Declare Nuclear Plans” published in Bloomberg on January 7, 2009:
Read Dr. Quinones’ commentary in Newsweek, published February 16, 2009: