North Korean Review, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 2013)


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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: 128
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 1110020000091
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

(Suk Hi Kim)      3

North Korea’s Threat Perception and Provocation Under Kim Jong-un: The Security Dilemma and the Obsession with Political Survival
(Yongho Kim)      6
Changes in North Korea’s Forestry Policy
(Kyung-Seok Park, Seong-Youn Lee and So-Young Park)      20
The NLL: Moving from Negotiation and Confrontation to a Lasting Peace
(Matthew Clayton)      30
A New Face of North Korean Drug Use: Upsurge in Methamphetamine Abuse Across the Northern Areas of North Korea
(Andrei Lankov and Seok-hyang Kim)      45
Explaining North Korean Nuclear Weapons Motivations: Constructivism, Liberalism, and Realism
(Liang Tuang Nah)      61
Engagement? Containment?: The Role of Identity in the Formation of South Korea’s Policy Toward Pyongyang
(Soon-ok Shin)      83
North Korea and the Contradiction of Inversion: Dictatorship, Markets, Social Reform
(Alzo David-West)      100

Why Did So Many Influential Americans Think North Korea Would Collapse?
(Bruce Cumings)      114
North Korea Essay Contest Award Ceremony      121
Call for Papers and Style Guide      127

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.