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Selig Harrison Discusses North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: Empty Threats from North Korea.

Selig Harrison spent four years as Washington Post Bureau chief in Japan, and is now Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He argues that the nuclear threat posed by North Korea is overstated -- that they are using the "nuclear card to get diplomatic recognition and economic help." Negotiations offer a chance for nuclear disarmament and dismantling throughout the area. He writes, "The only way to stop nuclear proliferation without paying off would-be nuclear powers in one form or another is to move purposefully toward a nuclear free world." (Wash Post, 1/30/94)

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Other segments from the episode on April 6, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 6, 1994: Interview with Charles Krauthammer; Interview with Selig Harrison; Review of Carol Shields' novel "The Stone Diaries."

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