North Korea's foreign policy behavior has long intrigued scholars, puzzled laymen, frustrated negotiators, and aggravated policy-makers. This book brings together the work of ten of the world's foremost scholars and leading experts on North Korea to critically analyze the key factors and issues that are shaping North Korea's foreign policy behavior and its future direction. Witnessing the rapid changes in North Korea's foreign policy environment, the contributors to this volume examine the implications of the domestic challenges posed by the changing national identity and ideology, people's exiting of the country, economic stagnation, and the military-first politics for Pyongyang's foreign policy. They also offer insights into the impact of various external challenges on North Korea's foreign policy, such as China 'rising,' multilateralism and leadership changes in the United States and South Korea, and assess Pyongyang's strategies for coping with these challenges.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Kyung-Ae Park is Korea Foundation Chair of the Institute of Asian Research at University of British Columbia. She is a former President of the Association of Korean Political Studies. Professor Park is the author, co-author, and co-editor of many scholarly publications on issues ranging from North and South Korean politics and foreign relations to gender and development, such as Korean Security Dynamics in Transition and China and North Korea: Politics of Integration and Modernization. She has also authored articles in a number of journals, including Comparative Politics, Journal of Asian Studies, Asian Survey, and Pacific Affairs. Since 1995, she has made several trips to Pyongyang and hosted North Korean delegation visits to Canada, playing a key role in promoting Track-II exchanges between Canada and North Korea.