Projecting Pyongyang: The Future of North Korea's Kim Jong Il Regime

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Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Jan 1, 2008 - History - 43 pages
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 Forecasting  is  a  challenging  business,  and  this  is especially true when North Korea is the subject. A little more than a decade ago, the conventional wisdom was that the end of North Korea was imminent. The country was beset by a severe famine, its economy appeared to have collapsed, and the collapse of the regime seemed destined to follow. In 2008, the conventional wisdom views North Korea as rebounding from the crisis of the last decade and the regime as being on a firm footing. 

Many experts now scoff at the possibility of the demise of the Kim regime.Dr.  Andrew  Scobell’s  research  cautions  against wholeheartedly  embracing  conventional  wisdom where  North  Korea  is  concerned.  This  monograph addresses  the  question  of  Pyongyang’s  future. Specifically, it explores the future of the regime of Kim Jong  Il,  constructs  a  number  of  scenarios,  and  then identifies the most plausible one. 

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