Since the end of World War II, the small country of North Korea has occupied a disproportionate amount of the world's diplomatic and military attention. Its defiance of the international community has mystified and frustrated generations of leaders, both in Asia and throughout the world. With its closed borders and xenophobic leadership, little is known about North Korea's government or its intentions, leaving us to examine the words of the country's leaders and international statesmen, analysts, and journalists for a balanced, critical assessment of North Korea and its relationship to the world. The 20 categories covered here provide an overview of the breadth of issues facing the Northeast Asian country. For each quote, the speaker and his or her title are identified, along with the original source of the quotation and its context. Indexed by speaker, subject and keywords.South Korean oaicials, who have an interest in painting a bleak picture, es- timate that Pyongyanga#39;s economy shrank by ... These steps, while modest, have led to a small, but still significant, increase in commercial contacts between the U.S. and the DPRK. ... Dong Yong-Seung, Chief Researcher with the Center for Public Policy Research at the Samsung Economic Research ... problem [in North Korea] .
|Title||:||North Korea in Quotation|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2005-06-16|