North Korea in 2017: Closer to being a nuclear state

Gi Wook Shin, Rennie J. Moon

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Kim Jong Un continued to consolidate his power through personnel changes, and North Korean society saw increasing consumerism, along with signs of growing inequality. The economy did well through early 2017 but the subsequent effects of sanctions remained uncertain. North Korea conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile and its sixth nuclear test, triggering heated debate in the US and elsewhere about how to respond. Kim clearly is not going to give up working on weapons of mass destruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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