North Korea upgraded its nuclear and military power and grew its economy slightly, thereby realizing Kim Jong Un’s byungjin line. It also attempted to open new external fronts and to coerce the South to cooperate on its terms, but failed. Instead, it retreated into a repaired relationship with China.
Research Article| February 01 2016
North Korea in 2015: ”Yes I Can!” Byungjin and Kim Jong Un’s Strategic Patience
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 68–77.
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Peter Hayes, Roger Cavazos; North Korea in 2015: ”Yes I Can!” Byungjin and Kim Jong Un’s Strategic Patience. Asian Survey 1 February 2016; 56 (1): 68–77. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.68
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