Lecture of Opportunity | Narushige Michishita: The History of North Korea’s Brinkmanship Diplomacy

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Dr. Narushige Michishita, "The History of North Korea’s Brinkmanship Diplomacy: An Evaluation," Lecture of Opportunity, Naval War College, Dec. 8, 2015. Synopsis: North Korea has been actively using force to achieve its policy objectives since the mid-1960s. Some observers think that the leaders in Pyongyang are extremely good at using force. However, a closer look at the history of North Korea’s brinkmanship diplomacy reveals that the results are mixed at best. Bio: Narushige Michishita is Japan Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Asia Program and simultaneously professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. Previously, he served as senior research fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Ministry of Defense and assistant counsellor at the Cabinet Secretariat for Security and Crisis Management of the Government of Japan. A specialist in Japanese security and foreign policy as well as security issues on the Korean Peninsula, his works include North Korea's Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008 (Routledge, 2009). He is fluent in Japanese and Korean. ***** Disclaimer: The views expressed are the speaker's own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or any other branch or agency of the U.S. Government.

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