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Asian Survey (2022) 62 (3): 467–496.
Published: 16 March 2022
...Suehyun Jung This paper examines the anti-corruption movement initiated by Kim Jong Un, focusing on the increased rent-seeking competition between the elite and the middle class as market mechanisms have developed in North Korea. I examine two hypotheses regarding this program. First, it is focused...
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Asian Survey (2022) 62 (2): 211–239.
Published: 07 March 2022
...Sheena Chestnut Greitens; Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein Current scholarship on marketization from below in North Korea emphasizes the increased influence of private actors, and portrays this process as eroding state control. While these accounts are largely accurate, they risk overlooking...
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Asian Survey (2022) 62 (1): 1–14.
Published: 09 February 2022
... and South Korea and the US in 2018 and 2019, talks to denuclearize North Korea stalled. On taking office, Biden announced that he would undertake a comprehensive review of North Korea policy. As the review was underway, Biden gave a foreign policy address to Congress where he cited North Korea as a severe...
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Asian Survey (2022) 62 (1): 53–61.
Published: 09 February 2022
...Sukhee Han; Dongchan Kim Continuing the trendline of 2020, North Korea’s key priorities in 2021 were to tighten its belt economically and control the COVID-19 pandemic. Those two goals were related. With its healthcare system no match for such a public health crisis, the government continued its...
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Asian Survey (2021) 62 (3): 441–466.
Published: 02 December 2021
...Kil Joo Ban North Korea’s asymmetric provocations over the last decades can be classified into two periods: tactical provocations at sea in 1970–1990 and strategic (nuclear) provocations in 2000–2020. What is the logic underlying the North Korean imbroglio? And how does the former period differ...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 11–20.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of the University of California 2021 US foreign policy Trump China North Korea India TERENCE ROEHRIG The United States and Asia in 2020 Free, Open, and Worried? ABSTRACT In 2020, the United States sought to implement its policy of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific to address the challenge of a rising China...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 74–82.
Published: 01 February 2021
...John Delury North Korea slogged through 2020 in an effort to maintain public health and state power. Kim Jong Un’s hopes for an economic breakthrough were dashed by the COVID-19 outbreak in neighboring China, which posed an existential threat given the DPRK’s limited healthcare resources. Although...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (6): 1090–1115.
Published: 03 December 2020
... with the prospect of North Korea’s denuclearization. North Korea could use its nuclear weapons program, an internal tool designed to promote national security and power, to build up power in both military and economic power networks. Drawing lessons and speculation from the literature on states’ hedging behavior...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (5): 859–881.
Published: 09 October 2020
...Terence Roehrig Efforts to denuclearize North Korea continue, but it is highly doubtful whether this goal will be reached. An often-expressed fear of a nuclear-armed North Korea is that it might use this capability to coerce reunification with the South on its terms. Though its leaders often speak...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 69–78.
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 (2020) 60 (1): 8–20.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Jonathan Holslag The Trump administration’s policy on Asia in 2019 displayed a mix of overreach and fecklessness. In terms of economic, strategic, and cooperative relations, the US floundered, stumbled, and fell short, particularly in its efforts to deal with China and North Korea. Overall...
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Asian Survey (2019) 59 (1): 21–34.
Published: 01 February 2019
... global economy, even as his own continued to slow incrementally amid the widening trade war with the US. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 China great power Xi Jinping corruption trade war North Korea SHAUN BRESLIN China in 2018 Presidents, Politics, and Power...
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Asian Survey (2019) 59 (1): 10–20.
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 (2019) 59 (1): 35–43.
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...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (2): 320–340.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Pyungse Cho; Jae-Cheon Lim This paper examines the determinants of North Korea’s foreign policymaking to show why denuclearization efforts continue to fail to curb, let alone end, its nuclear weapons program. Two determinants, namely South Korea’s existential threat and North Korea’s juche ideology...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 10–20.
Published: 01 February 2018
... national security strategy, released in December, provided a well-integrated security, economic, and diplomatic strategy for Asia and the rest of the world. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Donald Trump United States North Korea China trade ROBERT SUTTER The United...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (4): 618–640.
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) 57 (1): 119–127.
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) 56 (1): 68–77.
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...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (4): 691–714.
Published: 01 August 2015
... by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Korean unification South Korea North Korea Park Geun-hye Kim Jong-un C. KENNETH QUINONES Korea s New Leaders and Prospects for Reconciliation ABSTRACT The Republic of Korea and the Democratic People s Republic of Korea since 1972 have attempted...