North Korean Review, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2019)

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About the Book

North Korean Review is the first academic journal in North America or Europe to focus exclusively on North Korea. The purpose of NKR is to provide readers with an improved understanding of the country’s complexities and the threat it presents to global stability.
International and interdisciplinary, NKR is a refereed journal published twice a year. Topics include culture, history, economics, business, religion, politics and international relations, among others.
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About the Author(s)

Yongho Kim is the director of the Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies and a professor in the Political Science and International Studies Department at Yonsei University.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Yongho Kim
Format: softcover (7 x 10), back issue
Pages: 132
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2019
ISSN 1551-2789
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Managing Editor’s Comments (Lonnie Edge) 3

Special Focus Introduction (Niki Alsford) 5

Special Focus Articles

From Balancing to Bandwagoning: Evaluating the Impact of the Sanction Regime on North Korea–Africa Relationships (Virginie Grzelczyk) 9

Source Triangulation as an Instrument of Research on North Korea (Er-Win Tan) 34

The FIFA World Cup, International Friendship and the “Mystery Men of the East”: When Middlesbrough Fell in Love with North Korea (Tosh Warwick) 51

Determinants of Aid Modalities: A Case of South Korea on Triangular Cooperation and Its Implication Toward North Korea (Sojin Lim) 73

Examining Attitude Functions of North Korean Cultural Propaganda (Carter Matherly) 94

Commentary Essay

North Korea’s “Endgame”: Peaceful Two-State Solution or Coercive Unification? (Matthias Maass) 109

Book Reviews 118

Call for Papers and Style Guide 130

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Has played a defining role in the field of North Korean studies…recommend[ed] that most academic and public libraries subscribe in order to provide relevant information about Northeast Asian peace and economic prosperity.”—Library Journal.