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Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Matthew Bonham, Professor
Ryan Williams, Professor
Arts and Science
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), nuclear weapons, nuclear capability, Strategic Patience
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Asian Studies | International Relations
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) currently has a small supply of nuclear weapons, and the country continues to develop its nuclear weapons capability through advancement of its facilities and supplies. North Korea has violated several international agreements in which the nation consented to being a nuclear-free state, but continued to test missiles and expand its nuclear facilities. The DPRK’s nuclear weapons capability and testing threatens the safety of the United States and its allies in East Asia. Since this issue has been evolving for years and remains a priority in foreign affairs, the United States has developed and is currently maintaining a policy of “Strategic Patience.” This thesis will present, persuade, and explain the benefits and pitfalls for the enactment of a new policy entitled, “Chinese Chess.” Chinese Chess is open bilateral dialogue between the United States and China to discuss future plans for a denuclearized North Korea. This dissertation is composed of multiple memorandums, in which information was received through news articles, official government documents, published reports from non-profit organizations, statistical data, information from databases, and interviews from experts in the field. Because North Korea’s nuclear program is of international concern, this paper will also look at the perspectives and relations of other countries to this issue.
Sproviero, Jolene, "“Chinese Chess” – A Proposed United States Policy to Denuclearize The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea" (2015). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 856.
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