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Assessing the Risk of Regime Change in North Korea

Assessing the Risk of Regime Change in North Korea

North Korea watchers are going to be scrutinizing the country very closely in the coming months for any sign that the ruling Kim Jong Un regime is feeling the effects of new and tougher financial sanctions and trade restrictions. The hope is that this pressure will chasten the North Korean leadership and force it to curb its provocative behavior [...]

Review of Previous ROK Government Policies for Reunification and Future Policy Options in View of German Reunification

Review of Previous ROK Government Policies for Reunification and  Future Policy Options in View of German Reunification

Despite many differences between Korea and Germany, it may be useful to draw lessons from Germany’s reunification for several reasons. First, it was a peaceful process without any bloodshed. Second, it was democratic and legally pursuant to the West German constitution. Third, the dictatorial communist regime with a planned socialist economy in [...]

Instability and Regime Change: Why and How Are Regimes Ruined?

Instability and Regime Change: Why and How Are Regimes Ruined?

Despite expectations from many observers that the North Korean regime would collapse after the Cold War, it has survived two leadership changes, decades of international sanctions and economic crises. Even as other authoritarian regimes have collapsed or are struggling with political and social upheaval—seen most recently in the wave of [...]

The North Korea Instability Project: The Arab Spring and North Korea

The North Korea Instability Project: The Arab Spring and North Korea

The North Korea Instability Project, conducted by the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, was established in 2016 to examine the issues that could arise from potential instability and collapse of the North Korean regime. This project, through a series of three workshops in 2016-2017, will explore the [...]

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