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Book Reviews

Book Review: “Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo”

Book Review: “Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture»

Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo. By Jack Cheevers. NAL, December 2014. 440 pp. If South Koreans were pressed to identify the origin of America's involvement in Korean affairs, most would likely ponder the question a few moments before pointing to the US role in liberating the peninsula from Japanese colonial rule in 1945. North Koreans, by contrast, would immediately single out 1866, the year [Read More]


Commentary

When North Koreans Go South, Some »

When North Koreans Go South, Some Go Professional

When Park Gun-ha defected to South Korea in 2005, he first hoped to find a well-paid farm assignment separating newly hatched male and female [Read More]


Foreign Affairs

North Korea’s Friends in Singapore Running Flags of Convenience North Korea’s »

Personal relationships are one of the most under-discussed aspects of nonproliferation [Read More]


Could the New Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Change the Dynamics of Economic Engagement with North Korea? Could the New Asian »

The surprisingly robust emergence of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) [Read More]


Dilemmas in Financial Engagement with North Korea Dilemmas in »

Over the past few months, there have been a number of important developments concerning [Read More]


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