Nuclear North Korea: Will Its Neighbors Follow Suit?

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North Korea is said to be months away from becoming a maker of atom bombs. Old Asia hands are warning about a nuclear arms race, including Japan, the only nation ever to suffer a nuclear strike. President Bush is being criticized for refusing direct negotiations, as North Korea demands. Administration defenders concede that there could be war, but say it won-t be America-s fault. How close is North Korea to economic collapse? What will it take to get South Korea and China more urgently involved? As the US moves towards war with Iraq, we examine the prospects of war in Northeast Asia, with experts from the Center for International Policy and South Korea-s Yonsei University, a Pentagon official from the Bush, Sr. White House, and the implementation coordinator of the 1994 US-North Korea Agreed Framework.
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Blix-s March 7 report to UN Security Council

Treaty on Non Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Nicholas Kristof-s March 7 op-ed piece in NYT

State Department-s Bureau of East Asian Affairs

UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific



Warren Olney