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PacNet #28A – Bush’s “Comprehensive Approach” to Dialogue with Pyongyang

It was with some trepidation that Koreans on both sides of the DMZ watched the Bush administration come to power, given the more "hard line" position many Republican Congress members had taken over the years regarding North Korea. However, the outcome of the administration’s finally completed Korea policy is, on the whole, quite balanced and not significantly different in terms of overall objectives from those pursued by the Clinton administration.