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Reconstituting Korean Security: A Policy Primer by United Nations University

By United Nations University

The vintage nationwide defense matters of nuclear proliferation and the creation, sale and use of guns of mass destruction can't be addressed within the Korean peninsula with out while contemplating the consequences and interrelationship of what are nowadays referred to as the human protection problems with meals, poverty and, possibly extra controversially, freedom. the current e-book tackles Korean safety dilemmas from the point of view of many of the overseas actors, not only from the perspective of the foremost protagonists the DPRK and the us.

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Uneasy Allies: Fifty Years of China–North Korea Relations, Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Asia Program Special Report, September 2003, pp. 18–25; Hazel Smith, ‘‘Brownback’s Bill Will Not Help North Koreans’’, Jane’s Intelligence Review, February 2004, pp. 42–45; Hazel Smith, ‘‘North Koreans in China: Defining the Problems and Offering Some Solutions’’, in Tsuneo Akaha and Anna Vassilieva (eds), Crossing National Borders: Human Migration Issues in Northeast Asia, Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2005, pp.

15 Both groups are viewed by the North Korean authorities not as humanitarians, but as provocateurs whose major aim is to overturn the North Korean regime. Economic entrepreneurs make money out of trafficking girls and women as brides and prostitutes in north-east China – where single women are in short supply and where Chinese women are increasingly reluctant to enter into the hardships involved in rural living. So far, mainly smallscale cross-border operators have been responsible for the trafficking.

Unification by ‘‘overcoming communism’’ was the preferred strategy of all previous governments. The North Korean government has made unification the cornerstone of its policy toward the South since 1948, but until the 1990s it never contemplated a unification in which the southern leadership would still hold power and the capitalist economy would remain – much lip-service to the contrary notwithstanding. Since the end of the Cold War, though, it has had to acknowledge, in effect, that any likely reunification would place the dominant South first – and thus it desires (if secretly) continued separation.

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