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Title: Washington Report, 2011-3 
Author: U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Flake, G. Gordon
Date: 2011-03
Publisher: Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council
Abstract: On March 1, 2011, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing to examine ways to break North Korea’s cycle of provocative behavior and end its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities. Committee Chairman John Kerry (D., Massachusetts) strongly advocated a new approach, featuring US bilateral outreach to Pyongyang.
L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director of The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation,
disagreed. As he elaborates in the following brief interview, Mr. Flake testified that Washington must continue to work closely with regional allies and insist that, before resuming meaningful discussions, Pyongyang must take steps to comply with its denuclearization commitments under the Six-Party framework. In excerpts of his testimony that follow, Mr. Flake further proposed that a solution to breaking Pyongyang’s destructive cycle of behavior lies in understanding its root causes, such as internal developments and trends in North-South relations.
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Pages/Duration: 10 p.

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    Washington Report is a bimonthly newsletter that provides an "inside-the-Beltway" perspective on developments in U.S.-Asia Pacific relations. The centerpiece of the report is an interview with a leading authority on an economic, political, and/or strategic issues of importance to transpacific relations. Periodically, a special supplement is published that provides in-depth analysis of a topic covered in the newsletter.


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