• Lee Young-hwa 
  • By this author: 2 Latest posted: 2014.06.11
Professor at Kansai University Born in 1954. A third-generation ethnic Korean resident of Japan. Completed his doctoral studies in economics at Kansai University, where he is now a professor. Studied at North Korea’s Academy of Social Sciences April–December 1991. Head of the “Rescue the North Korean People! Urgent Action Network” (RENK). His numerous published works include Bōsō kokka: Kita Chōsen no nerai (The Reckless State: North Korea’s Intentions; 2009).
Kim’s Big Gambit, Abe’s Big Gamble2014.06.11

So far, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has played the game masterfully. He has succeeded in engaging Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō in a strategic dalliance, primarily for the benefit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. What we are seeing, in short, is a diplomatic version of the time-honored ploy of stirring a lover’s ardor by showering false attentions on his rival. Whether China will take the…
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Behind the Scenes of the Pyongyang Power Struggle2012.10.03

How should we interpret the recent sacking of Ri Yong-ho, North Korea’s army chief of staff? A scholar versed in North Korea’s internal affairs looks at the background to this purge and the maneuvering that could jeopardize the Kim Jong-un regime.
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