North Korean Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Fall 2009)


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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)
Pages: 116
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 1110020000052
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

EDITOR’S COMMENTS (Suk Kim)      3


North Korean Intelligence Structures

(Stephan Blancke)      6

The Anatomy of North Korea’s Foreign Policy Formulation

(Kei Koga)      21

Abduction: Japan’s Blunders in Negotiations with North Korea

(Takahiro Yamamoto)      34

The Likely Impact of the U.S. Recession on Negotiations with

North Korea (Semoon Chang)      43

North Korea’s Place in the U.S. Presidency: Ethos and

Moral Judgments (Mikyoung Kim)      57

A New North Korean Policy under the Obama Administration

(Joanna C. Cooper)      72

The Kaesong Inter-Korean Industrial Complex:

Perspectives and Prospects (Suk Hi Kim and Eul-Chul Lim)      81


North Korean Newsbriefs (Alzo David-West)      93

The Chronology of the North Korean Nuclear Program      99

Book Reviews (Bernhard Seliger)      111

Call for Papers and Style Guide      114

North Korean Review is supported in part by a grant

from the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2008-P-01).

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.