Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The world can quickly agree on remedies to disarm a criminal state.

E-Dimension
Rogue Regime: Kim Jong Il and the Looming Threat of North Korea
Jasper Becker


Can we eradicate the threat of nuclear weapons, ‘in the same way that the world has cooperated in wiping out diseases such as polio’? Possible, though it certainly may require a long-term policing effort, says Jasper Becker in Rogue Regime: Kim Jong Il and the Looming Threat of North Korea ( http://www.oup.com/ ).

Though “once a technology has been invented it is hard to uninvent it or to stop this knowledge from spreading,” the world can quickly agree on remedies to disarm a criminal state that tries to hold its own people as hostages and threaten its neighbours with nuclear weapons. What is needed is the right political will, he adds.

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