North Korea’s Second Nuclear Crisis and Inception of the SPT

  • Mi-yeon Hur


The analysis begins with China’s commitment to the SPT, one of the most mentioned foreign policy shifts viewed in the SPT process. When most existing literatures endeavor to find out the causes for China’s foreign policy shift merely based on either realist or ideational paradigm, the chapter locates the most critical motives behind China’s proactive foreign policy by investigating what role conflicts occurred in a broader context of state interactions. In addition, we can see how it set a reconstruction of other states’ behavior in motion and exerted an effect on the social structure when China’s new role of “proactive mediator” was complemented and solidified by the rest of the five other states.


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  • Mi-yeon Hur
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  1. 1.Korea UniversitySejong CityKorea (Republic of)

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