Security Studies Program Seminar

North Korea's Military-Diplomatic Campaigns: History and Analysis

Narushige Michishita
Assistant Professor, Security and International Studies Program,
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan

September 26, 2007

This talk traces the history of North Korea's use of force focusing on how political objectives, modalities of the use of force, and its effectiveness changed over time. This talk is based on a 2002 dissertation and also includes recently declassified information and new developments since 2002.

North Korea's use of force evolved over four different periods.

1. Genesis of Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-1972

2. Diplomatic Use of Military force 1973-1982

3. Rise of Terrorism, 1983-1992

4. Elaborate and sustained military-diplomatic campaign, 1993-Present

Patterns of North Korea's use of force


Q&A Responses


Rapporteur: Miranda Priebe

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