January 10, 2022 |
A Three-Way Comparison Between Songun Politics and Kim Jong Un’s Rule
A Three-Way Comparison Between Songun Politics and Kim Jong Un’s Rule
January 05, 2022 | Hyeong Jung Park
North Korea is among the few states in the world with hereditary succession as the official policy for power succession; leadership is solely centered on the Kim family. This, however, is not to say that the successor is to inherit all characteristics of their predecessor. In this commentary, Hyeong Jung Park, Emeritus Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) compares Songun politics during the Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un era. The author approaches the comparison in the three dimensions of external security strategy, the governing system, and major power groups and beneficiaries, noting policies and key features that have discontinued and changed with the introduction of the Kim Jong Un regime.
The Merits and Demerits of Two Koreas’ Simultaneous Admission to the United Nations
The Merits and Demerits of Two Koreas’ Simultaneous Admission to the United Nations
December 31, 2021 | Shin-wha Lee
Both North and South Korea were both simultaneously admitted into the UN in 1991 yet have followed drastically different tracks since then. In this commentary, Shin-wha Lee, Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Director of Peace and Democracy Institute at Korea University, and the President of the Korean Academic Council on the UN System, writes about the processes it took for the two Koreas’ to join the UN and the events that followed their simultaneous admission. She points out that not only has the socio-economic gap between the two countries increased since admission, but also the two Koreas have shown drastically different records regarding their international recognition. The author writes that North Korea, likely to remain isolated, will consider that the disadvantages of the structural limitations of the UN outweigh its benefits.

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