North Korean Review, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Fall 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. Back issues are available to individuals $30 and to institutions for $75, and are subject to availability. On our website, the individual price is the default. Institutions interested in purchasing back issues may order online (we will bill you the difference in price), contact your subscription agent, or contact McFarland at 800-253-2187 or

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: 110
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2019
ISSN 1551-2789
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Comments from the Editor-in-Chief (Yongho Kim) 3


Learning to Share? A Cold War Solution for Denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula (Daniel Connolly and Alexander M. Hynd) 5

Kim Jong-Un’s Change of Stance: North Korea’s Rapprochement for Peace in 2018 (Annisa Pratamasari) 23

The More Avid Historian? A Comparison Between Kim Jong-Il’s and Kim Jong-Un’s Uses and Usage Rates of the Korean War as a Heuristic in KCNA, 1998–2018 (Daniel Aum) 38

A Cautionary Report: Resilience of the U.S.–ROK Alliance During the Pro–North Korea Engagement Era of Progressive Rule in South Korea (David Shin) 59

Commentary Essays

The Prisoner’s Dilemma and the U.S.–DPRK Summit in Vietnam (Liang Tuang Nah) 90

North Korea’s Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Program (Tai Wei Lim) 97

Book Reviews 104

Call for Papers and Style Guide 108

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.