North Korean Reform: Politics, Economics And Security (Adelphi Pap No. 382)

by Carlin, Robert L; Joel S Wit

North Korean Reform: Politics, Economics  And Security (Adelphi Pap No. 382)

Price:  US$27.36   (SGD38.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 71 pages
Published:  2006, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  0415407257
SB#:  039626 (180)

About This Book

While foreign policy and security concerns have trumped past efforts to reform the North Korean economy, Pyongyang is implementing important economic reforms despite renewed tensions with the United States. This is in response to a leadership debate - between 'reformers' and 'conservatives' over whether Pyongyang's military industrial complex should be scaled back to help ensure the success of reforms - that is fundamentally transforming the country. The direction of these developments reflects strong pro-reform forces in the leadership and could have profound implications for the future of national security policy. But internal struggle over reform could lead to indecision on security and foreign policy issues, including at the nuclear talks. Whether Washington can influence the debate is unclear, but a US policy of engagement could enhance the chances of success for North Korean advocates of reform.

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