Stop North Korea!: A Radical New Approach To The North Korea Standoff by Shepherd IversonStop North Korea!: A Radical New Approach To The North Korea Standoff by Shepherd Iverson

Stop North Korea!: A Radical New Approach To The North Korea Standoff

byShepherd Iverson

Hardcover | March 17, 2017

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This radical new approach to dealing with North Korea offers a refreshing perspective on an intransigent and deadly situation.Imagine you control a multi-billion dollar capital fund, and North Korea is an underperforming corporation. You see it is undervalued and want to take it over, but it is controlled by an old-fashioned board of directors-the Kim family and a small number of ultra elites-who will not negotiate a deal. In this regressive situation, it is logical to offer its shareholders-the political and military elites, government managers and bureaucrats, and the general population-a higher price for theirshares to convince them to overrule their board of directors. Stop North Korea! A Radical New Approach to the North Korea Standoff applies this basic scenario to a situation that has become dire, and for which a robust positive solution is crucial. This book shows how investment rather than constraint-the carrot rather than the stick-will not only deter the North Korea threat but enhance the global community in ways perhaps unimagined in the past.
Shepherd Iverson is a professor at Inha University in Incheon, Korea, where he has lived with his family for the past eight years. He is also the author of One Korea: A Proposal for Peace (2013).
Title:Stop North Korea!: A Radical New Approach To The North Korea StandoffFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.95 inPublished:March 17, 2017Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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Editorial Reviews

? it is time to start thinking outside the box, and Shepherd Iverson's book proposes one of the new innovative approaches which should be given a thought." -Dr. Andrei Lankov, North Korea Specialist, Kookmin University"Now comes the most interesting 'peaceful regime change' formula of all: Make members of the North Korean elite millionaires. Buy them out!" - Straits Times "Moves to 'buy out' North Korea's elite - and offer Kim and his ruling family immunity - would avoid the need for a bloody conflict at a time when the country's relationship with the US and South Korea is threatening to boil over" - NK News "Iverson suggests each general gets $1 million to depose Kim, lesser officers up to $100,000, and all citizens double their income (full price tag: $175 billion). Sound crazy? Well, was the Marshall Plan crazy? Think of it as a kind of poetic justice. And safer than the alternatives." - Boston Globe "Overall, this is an imaginative and forceful book." - The Journal of American-East Asian Relations "In a new book, Stop North Korea!: A Radical New Approach to the North Korea Standoff, Shepherd Iverson of Inha University in Seoul proposes bribing North Korean civilian and military leaders to abandon Kim through a 'Reunification Investment Fund' of $175 billion." - Asia Times "? every peace loving person-diplomats, politicians, journalists, students, and general public should read this book. In addition, every library should have a copy of this book for their patrons. -Suk Hi Kim, the Founding Editor of North Korean Review "At the core of Iverson's proposal to Stop North Korea is an 'unorthodox,' albeit highly intriguing, $175 billion Reunification Investment Fund, designed to pay-for-peace by disbursing financial incentives to every North Korean" -Smithsonian Asia Pacific American Center"