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North Korean Foreign Policy

  • James E. Hoare
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Abstract

This essay attempts to show the factors which have made the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) or North Korea as it is more widely known — behave as it does internationally. It starts from the premise that North Korea and her leaders are not mad or illogical, as is sometimes claimed, but are the product of a particular set of circumstances and experiences which lead them to act as they do. In that there may be some lessons on how small isolated states need to be handled.

Keywords

Korean Peninsula Nuclear Weapon Special Economic Zone Diplomatic Relation Korean State 
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