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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 to be...
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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 into a...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (4): 691–714.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 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...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 119–131.
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) 54 (6): 1158–1183.
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) 54 (5): 894–917.
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) 54 (4): 773–800.
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 (2013) 53 (6): 1037–1062.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Se Hyun Ahn 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...
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (3): 584–606.
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 (2013) 53 (2): 269–291.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Balázs Szalontai; Changyong Choi This article investigates the causes of North Korea’s failure to pursue export-oriented industrialization, and examines whether Sino-North Korean economic cooperation might facilitate such a transformation or not. It concludes that Sino-North Korean economic...
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 176–183.
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...