President George W. Bush will be facing several difficult issues in East Asia during his second term. The rise of China and possible conflict in the Taiwan Straight will certainly be important, but the administration’s management of the North Korean nuclear problem will also have serious implications for the region. The United States is critical for resolving the North Korean nuclear issue, and failure could trigger a nuclear arms race or even war.
The Korea Times.
Nov. 4. 2004.
By Daniel A. Pinkston
Will GW Bush be able to solve the North Korean nuclear crisis?