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The World of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

April 4th, 2013, Comment & Analysis

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North Korea is in the news for two reasons: It has expanding nuclear weapons and missiles programs and it threatens to attack South Korea, the United States, and Japan. The nuclear program is hardly news. The Kim regime has been working since the 1980s on this program, and despite occasional denials of any desire to have nuclear weapons, it has forged ahead relentlessly, even during the days when it had reached a non-nuclear agreement with the United States. It is highly unlikely that the North Koreans were ever willing to completely abandon the program, no matter what incentives they were offered, and in recent years they have firmly renounced any interest in even discussing the program.

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Behind North Korea’s Rocket Launch, Economic Turmoil

April 18th, 2012, News & Articles

Marcus Noland

With global attention focused on North Korea’s provocative launch this week of a multi-stage rocket, it’s worth also taking a look at the other claim the Pyongyang regime has long made for the April 15 birth centennial of its founding leader, Kim Il-sung: emergence into economic prosperity. Originally, the regime had declared that the country [...]

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Marcus Noland

Deputy Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics

April 26th, 2010, Academia, Asia, Author/Novelist, Business and Globalization, Development, English, Government, International Relations, Korea, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict, Washington DC

Marcus Noland

Marcus Noland is the Deputy Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a Senior Fellow at the East-West Center. He was a Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, and has held research or teaching positions at Yale University, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Southern California, Tokyo University, Saitama University (now the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies), the University of Ghana, and the Korea Development Institute.

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Leon Sigal

Director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, Social Science Research Council

April 23rd, 2010, Academia, Asia, Author/Novelist, Defense and Security, English, Government, International Relations, Korea, New York, North America, North America, Think tank/Research center, USA

Leon Sigal

Dr. Leon V. Sigal is director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York.

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Hazel Smith

Professor of Security and Resilience at Cranfield University

April 22nd, 2010, Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Author/Novelist, China, Civil Society, Development, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, French, Korea, Law and Human Rights, Media, Oxford, Terrorism, UK, United Nations, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

Hazel Smith

Dr. Hazel Smith is Professor of Security and Resilience at Cranfield University. Professor Smith has worked on the North Korea for over twenty years; and lived and worked in-country for two years, traveling and working throughout the country between 1998 and 2001 while on secondment to United Nations agencies. Dr. Smith was also seconded to the United Nations University, Tokyo as Senior Program Officer (2003-2004).

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N. Korean Refugees View Regime With Skepticism

April 1st, 2010, Comment & Analysis

A new survey of North Korean refugees living in South Korea and China suggests an increasing number of North Koreans view Kim Jong-Il’s regime with skepticism. One of the authors of the study is Marcus Noland, deputy director of the Peterson Institute and GEF analyst. In this podcast, he offers his insight to NPR’s program ‘All Things Considered.’

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