Journal Article - Washington Quarterly

South Korea's Nuclear Hedging?

| Spring 2018

The credibility of the United States' nuclear umbrella has been questioned time and again by its allies in Europe and Asia since the dawn of the nuclear era. Skepticism toward U.S. extended deterrence to the Republic of Korea (ROK) is particularly high amid their strained relationship in light of political leadership changes in Washington and Seoul as well as North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear capabilities. A growing sense of abandonment among South Koreans raises the concern that Seoul may go nuclear. However, pursuing nuclear weapons is not likely given the enormous security and economic costs....

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For Academic Citation:

Kim, Lami. "South Korea's Nuclear Hedging?" Washington Quarterly, vol. 41. no. 1. (Spring 2018): 115–133

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