In 2008, North-South relations worsened, food shortages re-emerged, and the Six Party process yielded an interim agreement. The U.S. dropped North Korea from the terrorism list but nuclear verification issues remained contentious. Kim Jong-il reportedly suffered a stroke in August, casting uncertainty over all aspects of politics and policy.
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Research Article| February 01 2009
North Korea in 2008: Twilight of the God?
Asian Survey (2009) 49 (1): 98–106.
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Stephan Haggard, Marcus Noland; North Korea in 2008: Twilight of the God?. Asian Survey 1 February 2009; 49 (1): 98–106. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.1.98
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