The Conflict in North Korea Should the US or an international coalition intervene militarily in North Korea? Daan Rijpkema and Jaap van Kins TTO4 – June 2009
Conflict ‐ Contents • The Scene – What is the conflict about? • The Adversaries – Who hates who and who wants what? • The Justification – Who is right and who is just evidently evil? • The Debate – Who agrees with what side? Discuss! • Should the US or an international coalition intervenemilitarily in North Korea?
Conflict ‐ Adversaries North Korean Perspective United States Perspective • “Violence is justified to achieve a goal, even if many people or countries suffer from it.” • Stalinist Dictatorship: is not heeding international communication and “does what it wants” or is eager to engage all opposition • “North Korea is a threat” • Initially seen as a Terrorist threat by US president • Later revoked, but suspisions remained • New controversy over the nuclear experiments recently. • Increasing alertness and willing to confront North Korea if necessary.
Conflict ‐ Justification • Ouropinionwhichside is justified to useviolence:
Debate and Discuss Should the US or an international coalition intervene militarily in North Korea?
The End of Our Presentation Daan Rijpkema and Jaap van Kins TTO4 – June 2009