Scott A. Snyder - South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers & Paul B. Stares - Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace

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Sunday, January 21, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Snyder’s study of South Korea’s foreign policy focuses on its turbulent relationships with China and the U.S. His detailed and insightful account shows that the nation is torn between wanting autonomy and needing allies, a position exacerbated by recent events involving North Korea and Trump. As he reaffirms the case for South Korea’s importance as a nation, Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on Korea-U.S. policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, also broaches the question of whether events may require the South to become a nuclear power in order to deter the North.

Stares’s novel approach to America’s foreign policy emphasizes risk management, early detection, and foresight to actively manage sources of conflict. He opens his analysis of America’s geo-political position with an overview of an increasingly volatile world, then outlines the general building blocks of preventive engagement. Drawing on examples from the South China Sea, Syria, and Ukraine, Stares, General John W. Vessey senior fellow for conflict prevention and director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations, concludes his comprehensive overview with specific ways the U.S. can lower the risk of violent conflict and political instability, anticipate crises likely to lead to military engagement, and mitigate conflicts before they escalate.

 

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Non Fiction
South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780231185486
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Published: Columbia University Press - January 2nd, 2018

Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780231182461
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 14th, 2017

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