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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 [...]

Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Politicization of North Korean Human Rights

Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Politicization of North Korean Human Rights

Irrespective of political orientation, little dispute exists among politicians, government officials, activists, and NGO workers that a large number of North Koreans suffer from human rights abuses at the hands of the regime. Despite consensus regarding the serious nature of these abuses, however, addressing (much less resolving) them has proven [...]

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