This article examines North Korea’s current energy security situation and suggests several possible energy options for the country to overcome its energy shortage crisis. The study investigates the serious problems of North Korea’s heavily China-dependent energy structure, and ultimately proposes ensuring North Korea’s energy security by promoting various natural gas aid programs over the longer term.
North Korea's Energy Conundrum: Is Natural Gas the Remedy?
Se Hyun Ahn is Professor at the Department of International Relations and Director of the Center for Energy Security Strategic Studies at the University of Seoul. He is also a former department chair at the Department of International Relations at the University of Seoul and a former visiting research fellow at the Asia Research Center at the London School of Economics. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Se Hyun Ahn; North Korea's Energy Conundrum: Is Natural Gas the Remedy?. Asian Survey 1 December 2013; 53 (6): 1037–1062. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.6.1037
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