Policy Relevant Tripartite Theory Nuclear Policy Models and Their Application to North Korea

  • Liang Tuang Nah
Part of the New Security Challenges book series (NSECH)


This chapter will consolidate all the findings of the South African, Ukrainian and North Korean exemplars to identify common and unifying frameworks accounting for nuclear arms development/retention and disarmament/relinquishment. To validate the arms development model, it will be used to evaluate contemporary realities concerning the North Korean nuclear munitions programme in order to assess how entrenched the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear weapons building efforts really are. Thereafter, factoring in disarmament intransigence or resistance on Pyongyang’s part, disarmament model efficacy will be tested by using it to formulate a disarmament-based strategy or approach that can best address the Kim regime’s realist, liberalist and constructivist concerns, leading to negotiative progress regarding Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme that facilitates regional stability.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liang Tuang Nah
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  1. 1.S. Rajaratnam School of International StudiesNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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