TITLE

Country Risk Summary: NORTH KOREA

PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: China & North East Asia Monitor;Jun2003, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on political and economic conditions in North Korea. North Korea's biggest political risk is no less than the collapse of its ruling regime, brought about, if not by Western provocateurs, then by the ruling party's own refusal to curtail its nuclear ambitions in return for vital food aid from abroad. North Korea's rulers know, however, that this situation cannot last they will eventually have to open the door to aid and turn down the nuclear temperature of their diplomatic brinkmanship. Food shortages remain widespread, power cuts are frequent and the country does not have the hard currency to pay for its imports. The Stalinist state follows a philosophy of juche, or self-reliance, meaning only a handful of Chinese and South Korean firms (that are intimately linked to the interests of their respective governments) are allowed even the remotest dealings with North Korea's state-owned companies.
ACCESSION #
9881133

 

Related Articles

  • Korea, North.  // CIA World Fact Book;2016/2017, Vol. 53, p403 

    A country report for Korea, North is presented from Central Intelligence Agency, with topics including economic condition; political structure; and information on its transportation.

  • Country Risk Summary: NORTH KOREA.  // Asia Monitor: China & North East Asia Monitor;Mar2003, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p11 

    The article discusses the political, economic and business related risks faced by North Korea as of March 2003. North Korea's biggest risk is of declaring war on the rest of the world. North Korea remains, in many ways, as vulnerable to economic collapse as ever. Severe food shortages remain...

  • Country Risk Summary: NORTH KOREA.  // Asia Monitor: China & North East Asia Monitor;May2003, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p12 

    This article overviews political, economic and business environment of North Korea as of May 2003. North Korea's biggest political fear is of becoming an international outcast. To prevent this, the state's current ploy is to refuse to sit at the diplomatic negotiating table if Japan and South...

  • NORTH KOREA: RISK SUMMARY.  // Asia Monitor: China & North East Asia Monitor;Oct2005, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p12 

    The article presents information on the political and economic conditions in North Korea. Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme are expected to resume in mid-September 2005, after joint U.S.-South Korean drills are over. The fourth round of discussions went into recess on...

  • Background Note: North Korea.  // Background Notes on Countries of the World: North Korea;Oct2006, p1 

    The article focuses on North Korea, its government, history, culture and economy. Information on the country's geography and people, including the population, language and education is presented. The government is centralized and is under the communist Korean Workers' Party. Historical and...

  • PROFILE.  // Background Notes on Countries of the World: North Korea;Oct2006, p1 

    The article presents a country profile of North Korea. The government is highly centralized communist. Industries that drive the economy include agriculture and fishery, mining and manufacturing, and services. Its major trading partners include China, Thailand and Japan. North Korea is thought...

  • The Persistence of North Korea. Eberstadt, Nicholas // Policy Review;Oct/Nov2004, Issue 127, p23 

    Looks at the state of the economy and politics in North Korea as of October 2004. Viability of the country's economy and system; Epistemology of state collapse; Analysis of the modern North Korean economy.

  • Economic Influence of the Recent North Korea-related Risk and Policy Suggestions. Lee Myong-hwal // Korea Focus;Mar2012, p1 

    The article offers information on the risk and policy suggestions of North Korea. It discusses several facts which includes North Korea-related risk as a destabilizing factor, stable foreign exchange as main focus of the financial authorities and situation of domestic financial markets after...

  • SKIDDING INTO A DEAL. Haggard, Stephan; Noland, Marcus // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);9/17/2007 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 150 Issue 12, p22 

    The article explores possible reasons for North Korea's agreement to begin the nuclear disarmament process, its economy identified as the most likely factor. United Nations sanctions were imposed in 2006 after North Korea said it detonated a nuclear device, and evidence suggests its already...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics