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The Resource Crisis in Korea : America, China and the risk of war, Tim Beal

Crisis in Korea : America, China and the risk of war, Tim Beal

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Crisis in Korea : America, China and the risk of war
Title
Crisis in Korea
Title remainder
America, China and the risk of war
Statement of responsibility
Tim Beal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The South Korean warship Cheonan was sunk in mysterious circumstances on 26 March 2010. The remarkable events that followed are analysed by Tim Beal and woven into a larger study of the increasingly volatile relations between North and South Korea and US concern about the rise of China. South Korea's stance towards the North has hardened significantly since the new conservative government came to power. Beal argues that the South moved quickly to use the sinking of the Cheonan to put international pressure on the North, even before the cause of the sinking had been established. The US followed suit by attempting to pressurise China into condemning North Korea. The media reports at the time presented an open and shut case of unprovoked North Korean aggression, but the evidence points towards the accidental triggering of a South Korean mine as the cause and South Korean fabrication to incriminate the North. With the South bent on forcing the fall of the North's regime with US help and China unlikely to stand idly by, this book offers an essential guide to the key factors behind the crisis and possible solutions."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Beal, Tim
Dewey number
355.0330519
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS935.7.K6
LC item number
B435 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ch'ŏnanham (Ship)
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (South)
  • United States
  • China
  • United States
  • United States
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (North)
  • China
  • China
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (North)
  • Internationale Politik
  • Konflikt
  • Korea
Label
Crisis in Korea : America, China and the risk of war, Tim Beal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-258) and index
Contents
Part I: Korea and the postwar geopolitical transformation. Imperialism, nationalism, the division and reunification of Korea -- Korea and the postcolonial world -- The collapse of the Soviet Union and North Korea's 'arduous march' -- The rise of China and the decline of America -- Obama's strategic paralysis -- Part II: Buildup to crisis : the Cheonan incident and its consequences. The mysterious sinking of the Cheonan, and the official investigation -- From 'smoking gun' to rusty torpedo -- Part III: Collapse and takeover. Scenario building : failed succession and collapse -- The Northern Limit Line : keeping the war alive -- Military exercises : precipitating collapse, preparing for invasion -- The siege : sanctions, their role and effect -- The costs and consequences of invasion -- The China factor : into the abyss?
Control code
ocn721883905
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 268 p.
Isbn
9780745331621
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011500275
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)721883905
Label
Crisis in Korea : America, China and the risk of war, Tim Beal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-258) and index
Contents
Part I: Korea and the postwar geopolitical transformation. Imperialism, nationalism, the division and reunification of Korea -- Korea and the postcolonial world -- The collapse of the Soviet Union and North Korea's 'arduous march' -- The rise of China and the decline of America -- Obama's strategic paralysis -- Part II: Buildup to crisis : the Cheonan incident and its consequences. The mysterious sinking of the Cheonan, and the official investigation -- From 'smoking gun' to rusty torpedo -- Part III: Collapse and takeover. Scenario building : failed succession and collapse -- The Northern Limit Line : keeping the war alive -- Military exercises : precipitating collapse, preparing for invasion -- The siege : sanctions, their role and effect -- The costs and consequences of invasion -- The China factor : into the abyss?
Control code
ocn721883905
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 268 p.
Isbn
9780745331621
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011500275
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)721883905
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