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Dr. Yong-Chool HA is Professor of International Relations at Seoul National University and has served as a visiting professor at both the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and University of California-Berkeley. His research focuses on comparative studies between the Soviet Union, South Korea, Japan, and Prussia during the late industrial period, while he teaches comparative politics of Russia and Korea. Dr. Ha is currently writing a book on the social consequences of state-led industrialization, comparing the four countries mentioned above. His publications include: Economic Reforms in Socialist Countries, co-edited with S. Gomulka and Caeone Kim (1990), The Origins and Development of South Korea’s Northern Policy (2003), and The Dynamics of Strong State (2006). Dr. Ha received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California-Berkeley.
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Authored by Dr. Yong-Chool Ha, Dr. Beom-Shik Shin.
Efforts to resolve the threat posed to Northeast Asia's security by North Korea's nuclear proliferation through six-party negotiations are proceeding with great difficulty. As in any multilateral process, a major problem is understanding the goals and perspectives of each of the participants.