The Impossible State, Updated Edition

North Korea, Past and Future
Product Number: EB00729667
Released: Oct 23, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062906441
Publisher: Ecco
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Description

In The Impossible State, seasoned international-policy expert and lauded scholar Victor Cha pulls back the curtain on provocative, isolationist North Korea, providing our best look yet at its history and the rise of the Kim family dynasty and the obsessive personality cult that empowers them. Cha illuminates the repressive regime's complex economy and culture, its appalling record of human rights abuses, and its belligerent relationship with the United States, and analyzes the regime's major security issues-from the seemingly endless war with its southern neighbor to its frightening nuclear ambitions-all in light of the destabilizing effects of Kim Jong-il's death and the transition of power to his unpredictable heir. Ultimately, this engagingly written, authoritative, and highly accessible history warns of a regime that might be closer to its end than many might think-a political collapse for which America and its allies may be woefully unprepared.

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Author(s): Victor D. Cha
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Oct 23, 2018

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