This four-page article offers a brief overview of economic and political change in North Korea, the country’s relations with its neighbors, and the significance of Kim Jong-un’s ascension as national leader. getAbstract recommends this commentary to readers seeking an introduction to this secretive nation.
In this summary, you will learn
- How North Korea has changed since Kim Jong-un became leader,
- How China and South Korea are influencing North Korea, and
- What blocks North Korean economic development.
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Stefan Lippert is a consultant and professor at the Temple University's Japan campus. He has been based in Japan since 2005.
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