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Asian Survey. 2020; 60161–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.61
Published: 01 February 2020
...Sung Deuk Hahm The two biggest stories of 2019 in South Korea were a series of meetings between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea in the first half of the year, and the trade war with Japan in the second half. President Moon...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 59154–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.54
Published: 01 February 2019
...Uk Heo; Seongyi Yun The biggest story of 2018 was a series of summit meetings between US President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea. The income-led growth policies of the Moon Jae-in administration...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60169–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.69
Published: 01 February 2020
...John Delury This was a year of transition in North Korea, as leader Kim Jong Un held firm to his strategic shift of putting “all efforts” into economic development in the face of ongoing international sanctions. Kim’s summit diplomacy with the US and South Korea stalled, while ties improved...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 59135–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.35
Published: 01 February 2019
...Gi-Wook Shin; Rennie J. Moon Kim Jong-un showcased a series of summit meetings throughout 2018, including the first-ever meeting of a North Korean leader with a sitting US president. North Korea improved its strained relations with China and South Korea. The country’s denuclearization has yet to be...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 59110–20 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.10
Published: 01 February 2019
...Robert Sutter A summit with North Korea’s leader in June saw President Trump greatly ease regional tensions created by his earlier maximum pressure policy against North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. He also launched punitive tariffs to change trading relations to US benefit, with adverse impact...
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Asian Survey. 2003; 43149–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2003.43.1.49
Published: 01 February 2003
...Yinhay Ahn The second half of 2002 witnessed dramatic ups and downs in North Korea's internal, external, and inter-Korean relations. The period contrasted with the relatively quiet first half. North Korea's shift started on the internal front with economic improvement measures unveiled on July 1...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 58133–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.33
Published: 01 February 2018
.... North Korea conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile and its sixth nuclear test, triggering heated debate in the US and elsewhere about how to respond. Kim clearly is not going to give up working on weapons of mass destruction. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of...
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Asian Survey. 2013; 533584–606 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.3.584
Published: 01 June 2013
...Yusin Lee This paper analyzes the potential risks of the Russia-North Korea-South Korea (RNS) gas pipeline, comparing it with the Russia-Ukraine-Europe (RUE) pipeline. I argue that the possibility of disputes is much higher in the RNS case. Furthermore, I propose that the South Korean government...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 574618–640 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.4.618
Published: 01 August 2017
...Justin V. Hastings; Yaohui Wang The coping strategies that small Chinese firms operating in North Korea have chosen involve insinuating themselves into North Korean political and social networks, and structuring their investments so as to minimize their exposure to North Korean infrastructure...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 571119–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.119
Published: 01 February 2017
... Council, first in March and again in November. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Kim Jong Un North Korea nuclear weapons sanctions party congress CHARLES K. ARMSTRONG North Korea in 2016 Much More of the Same ABSTRACT Kim Jong Un further consolidated his leadership...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 562243–269 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.2.243
Published: 01 April 2016
.... © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 Korea leadership China nuclear weapons human rights VICTOR D. CHA The North Korea Question ABSTRACT The North Korean state under a young and unproven leader faces severe challenges. The regime will not change because of a leadership...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 56168–77 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.68
Published: 01 February 2016
...Peter Hayes; Roger Cavazos 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...
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Asian Survey. 2015; 551119–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.1.119
Published: 01 February 2015
...Peter Hayes; Roger Cavazos In 2014, North Korea neither overcame its isolation due to its nuclear weapons and hostile geostrategic posture nor reformed its economy. Kim Jong Un learned on the job, consolidated his leadership, avoided military risk, and opened new channels to South Korea, Japan, and...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 5461158–1183 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.6.1158
Published: 01 December 2014
...James Reilly Nowhere is China’s aid program both more important and yet less understood than with North Korea. This article examines two puzzles: China’s aid to North Korea coexists with a discriminatory trading relationship, and China continues to provide aid even as it tightens economic sanctions...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 545894–917 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.5.894
Published: 01 October 2014
...James Reilly North Korea’s deepening economic interactions with China have encouraged the former’s localized trends toward a more market-oriented and externally engaged society. This article compares China’s engagement strategy to South Korea’s “Sunshine Policy” and then assesses China’s...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 544773–800 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.4.773
Published: 01 August 2014
...Stephan Haggard; Luke Herman; Jaesung Ryu During the succession from Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un, North Korea witnessed a revival of party institutions. However, the most distinctive feature of the transition was a succession of purges that replaced powerful figures from the Kim Jong Il era with new...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 54189–100 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.1.89
Published: 01 February 2014
...Hong Yung Lee The second year of Kim Jong Un’s rule in North Korea was enormously eventful. The year began with Pyongyang carrying out its third nuclear test, a move of reckless brinksmanship that alarmed the region and beyond. North Korea formally declared its goal of “simultaneously pursuing...
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Asian Survey. 2013; 531176–183 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.1.176
Published: 01 February 2013
...Hong Yung Lee Thus far, North Korea appears to have made a successful transition of power to the third generation of Kims, installing the 28-year-old Kim Jong Un as the country's supreme leader. However, due to the diminishing legitimacy of multiple generations of inherited leadership, Kim Jong Un...
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Asian Survey. 2012; 52165–71 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2012.52.1.65
Published: 01 February 2012
...Peter M. Beck North Korea underwent a seemingly seamless leadership transition from father to son in the midst of a struggling economy and widespread hunger. The North drew even closer to China but also reached out to the United States and Russia for the first time in several years. Meanwhile...
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Asian Survey. 2011; 51133–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2011.51.1.33
Published: 01 February 2011
... University of California North Korea South Korea China Kim Jong-il Kim Jong-un nuclear weapons Asian Survey, Vol. 51, Number 1, pp. 33 40. ISSN 0004-4687, electronic ISSN 1533-838X. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permis...