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Slowly but steadily, North Korea grows

Author(s)
Rüdiger Frank
Abstract

From nuclear and missile tests and dangerous rhetoric about mutual annihilation in 2017, events on the Korean Peninsula shifted to summit meetings and declarations of cooperation and denuclearisation in 2018. One explanation for this radical change is that US President Donald Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on North Korea was successful and Kim Jong-un bowed to the overwhelming pressure of economic sanctions. But neither a look at North Korea’s long-term strategy nor an evaluation of evidence on the state of its economy supports this view.

Organisation(s)
Department of East Asian Studies
Journal
East Asia Forum Quarterly: economics, politics and public policy in East Asia and the Pacific
ISSN
1837-5081
Publication date
12-2018
Publication status
Published
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
502027 Political economy
Keywords
North Korea, Sanctions, North Korea Political Economy, Kim Jong-un
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/slowly-but-steadily-north-korea-grows(1e9d9e1d-3d8f-4f4e-b751-5e4a62d96d5f).html