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The Prospects for North Korea Survival : Adelphi series - David Reese

The Prospects for North Korea Survival

Adelphi series

Paperback Published: 31st January 1999
ISBN: 9780199223794
Number Of Pages: 120

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North Korea is in a severe economic crisis, and its leadership in transition between the late Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il. The regime is preoccupied with its own survival, and is unwilling to undertake the reforms necessary to solve its economic problems for fear that doing so will lead to its downfall. Pyongyang has instead sought international humanitarian assistance to feed its starving people, and has used its nuclear programme to engage with Washington. At the same time, however, it remains hostile to South Korea, and hence to the U.S. South Korea is keen to reduce tensions on the Peninsula, and also seeks to prevent the regime in the North from collapsing. Along with North Korea's other regional neighbours, Seoul is offering assistance to keep the regime in place and, in time, possibly bring about change. These efforts are unlikely to maintain the regime indefinitely. In the meantime, North Korea will continue to pose a threat to regional stability.

Glossaryp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Struggling to Survivep. 15
North Korea's 'Nuclear Card'p. 39
North-South Relations: Opportunities and Threatsp. 59
Regional Interestsp. 69
Conclusion: The Way Aheadp. 81
Extracts from the North Korean Constitution, 1998p. 85
Key Figures in the North Korean Regimep. 87
Notesp. 91
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ISBN: 9780199223794
ISBN-10: 0199223793
Series: Adelphi series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 31st January 1999
Publisher: Thomson West
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1