Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2017

Document Type

Honors Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Political Science and International Affairs

First Advisor

Davidson, Jason

Second Advisor

Kramer, Jack

Major or Concentration

Political Science


North Korea's nuclear program has been a nagging headache that threatens to evolve into a crisis for the United States and its allies. This paper will evaluate three policies intended to provide a resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue: strategic patience, coordinated reunification of the Korean Peninsula, and surgical strikes on North Korea's nuclear program.