North Korean Review, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Fall 2011)

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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: 120
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2011
ISSN 1551-2789
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

EDITORS’ COMMENTS (Suk Kim and Mikyoung Kim)      3


The Decline of the North Korean Surveillance State (Andrei Lankov and Kwak In-ok)      6

Protection for Chinese Nationals Who Have Provided Humanitarian Assistance to North Korean Escapees: Recent Developments in U.S. Immigration Law (Andrew Wolman)      22

Managing Supply Chain Risks and Risk Mitigation Strategies (Chang Won Lee and Gregory W. Ulferts)      34

Beyond Economic Sanctions: Rethinking the North Korean Sanctions Regime (Matthias Maass)      45

Has South Korea’s Engagement Policy Reduced North Korea’s Provocations? (Insoo Kim and Minyong Lee)      57

Another Way to North Korean’s Denuclearization: A Multinational Approach to Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Joo Hyun Moon)      66

Strategic Patience or Back to Engagement? Obama’s Dilemma on North Korea (Changsop Pyon)      73

Institutional Entrepreneurs in North Korea: Emerging Shadowy Private Enterprises Under Dire Economic Conditions (Jae-Cheon Lim and Injoo Yoon)      82


Excerpt from The Survival of North Korea: Essays on Strategy, Economics, and International Relations (Dick K. Nanto and Mark E. Manyin)      94

Essay Contest on North Korea (Suk Hi Kim)      102

Book Reviews (Bernhard Seliger)      109

Call for Papers      118

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.