North Korean Review, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2007)

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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)

Suk Hi Kim, a professor of international finance, is the coordinator of finance and international business at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is the editor of North Korean Review and the founding editor of Multinational Business Review. He lives in Plymouth, Michigan. Send editorial correspondence to Suk Kim, College of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit MI 48221, tel (313) 993-1264, fax (313) 993-1673, (Other correspondence to McFarland.)

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Suk Kim
Format: softcover (7 x 10), back issue
Pages: 124
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2007
ISSN 1551-2789
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents



The Economic Implications of a North Korean Nuclear Breakout     5

Gaesung Industrial Complex Project: How Large Will the Birdcage Be?     20

Evaluation of the North Korean July 2002 Economic Reform     32

North Korea’s Desired Strategy and Approach toward the European Union     45

A Proposed Korea–U.S. Free Trade Agreement and Kaesong Industrial Complex     59

Northeast Asia Policy Under George W. Bush: Doctrine in Search of Policy     72

Historical Changes in North Korean Nationalism     86

North Korea’s Plan to Unload the Fuel Rods Again     105

United Nations Economic Sanctions Against a Nuclear North Korea     109


Seminars on North Korea Organized by the Editor     118

Call for Papers     123

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.