North Korean Review

Articles from Spring

Between Peace and War: The Proliferation Security Initiative and North Korea
Pressure from the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)One of the more ambitious programs that could be employed to put pressure on the Kim regime of North Korea is PSI. PSI's interdiction regime lies on a continuum of containment that includes isolation,...
Chronologies
Timeline I: The Turbulent History of the Korean Peninsula2333 B.C: According to Korean legend, the kingdom of Choson is founded at the site of present day Pyongyang.A.D. 300s: Three kingdoms emerge on the Korean Peninsula; Buddhism and Confucianism are...
Death Sentence for North Korea's Principle of Self-Reliance?
The spring 2006 issue of the North Korean Review contains ii articles, short papers, commentaries, and excerpts. These ii papers deal with economic and non-economic issues on North Korea. All of the papers on the North Korean economy have to do with...
Developments and Prospects of the North Korean Economic Policies since 1990
IntroductionNorth Korea has implemented several economic reform policies to overcome its economic difficulties since i990. These ecomonic reform policies include a series of news about the opening of "General Market" (where all agricultural and indus-...
Getting around Pyongyang's Hard-Liners
In the standard U.S. image, North Korea is a monolithic, Stalin-style dictatorship controlled by one man, Kim Jong Il. However, the key reason for North Korean intransigence in the nuclear crisis with the United States is that Kim does not have unchallenged...
Market-Enhancing Governance on the Korean Peninsula: The Role of Credibility and Transitional Institutions
IntroductionRecent news about economic and political developments in North Korea give -not for the first time-occasion to confusing speculation about the future development path of the Kim Jong Il regime. While optimists celebrate the recently concluded...
North Korean Economic Data
North Korean Review obtained North Korean economic data in this section from the Bank of Korea. The editors of North Korean Review wish to express their deep appreciation to the following three Bank of Korea employees: Hae Wang Chung, Byung Hwa Kim,...
North Korea's Foreign Trade: An Indicator of Political Dynamics
AbstractThe collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, consecutive floods in 1995-1996 and a severe drought in 1997 caused the North Korean economy to shrink, becoming abysmal by the end of the 1990s. North Korea's foreign trade followed the same path as...
North Korea's Move to a Market Economy: Is Reunification with South Korea Necessary?
IntroductionAn independent kingdom under Chinese suzerainty for most of the past millennium, Korea was occupied by Japan in i905 following the Russo-Japanese War. Five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula. At the end of World War...
The Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions: The Case of North Korea
IntroductionThe phrase "economic sanctions" means restrictions on normal commercial relations with a target country, including trade, investment, and other cross-border activities. Economic sanctions are either unilateral or multilateral. A unilateral...
The North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004
IntroductionOn October i8, 2004, President George W. Bush signed into law H.R. 40ii, the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004. "The Act is intended to help promote human rights and freedom in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea," according to...
The North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004: More Rhetoric or a New U.S. Policy Statement?
The Freedom ActOn November 20, 2003, Senators Evan Bayh and Sam Brownback introduced Senate Bill S.i903-the North Korean Freedom Act. One day later Representative Jim Leach (R-Iowa), Congressman Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa) and Congressman Chris...
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