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The Security of Korea: U.S. and Japanese Perspectives on the 1980s
The Security of Korea: U.S. and Japanese Perspectives on the 1980s
Edited by Franklin B. Weinstein and Fuji Kamiya
Westview Press, 1980, 276 pp

In a series of meetings, Japanese and American scholars identified a number of key questions, and five or six of their group were asked to study the same issue from different perspectives. The book, which grew out of the resulting working papers and the discussions which followed, is perhaps the best volume on the Korean security problem yet published. The controversies which are revealed are much more interesting than the conclusions, and the Japanese are much more skeptical than the Americans of any solutions, particularly those imposed from outside. The entire project, and this book, could serve as a model for future studies of important international security issues.