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Insurgency in the DPRK? Post-regime Insurgency in Comparative Perspective

Insurgency in the DPRK? Post-regime Insurgency in Comparative  Perspective

Instability in the DPRK could have many sources, ranging from internal political strife to economic collapse to a renewal of intense armed conflict with the ROK and its allies. Regardless of origin, instability could lead to the collapse of the regime, which could in turn open the door to potential civil war inside the DPRK as well as resistance [...]

Libyan Lessons for North Korea: A Case of Déjà Vu

Libyan Lessons for North Korea: A Case of Déjà Vu

When the various uprisings began in North Africa and the Middle East in January 2011, the combination of wishful thinking and a lack of knowledge led some to hope for a similar process to occur in North Korea. Drawing such parallels, however, overlooked the very different domestic situation and the dim chances for a coordinated grass roots [...]

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