North Korean nuclear program and Six Party Talks: A critical analysis




Agreed Framework Agreement 1994, Korean Peninsula, North Korea, South Korea, United States, China, Nuclear proliferation, Six Party Talks, Northeast Asian rivalry


North Korea is an important figure in Northeast Asian politics due to its growing nuclear program which she claims to have initiated for defence. However, it has disturbed the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula at large. The tense relations over the years between U.S., its regional allies particularly South Korea and North Korea have affected world politics. Breakdown of the Agreed Framework Agreement of 1994, signed between U.S. and North Korea in 2002, caused a damage to their relationship. Six Party Talks were started to bring stability to region and political certainty among the relations of the stakeholders. However, SPT failed to achieve the desired objectives due to the ambitious interests of the member states. This research paper focuses those obstacles that led to breakdown of the six-party talks. Furthermore, the study addresses the question that how U.S., China and other regional states are handling and exploiting the North Korean nuclear issue for the vested interests. This qualitative study has used secondary sources for data collection and for the analysis it used descriptive-analytical and narrative analysis technique. The study shows that failure and suspension of the SPT have some serious implications on the security of Northeast Asia.


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How to Cite

Alam, M., Khan, A., Khan, B., & Tahir, F. (2021). North Korean nuclear program and Six Party Talks: A critical analysis. Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 5(2), 178–192.