ABOUT NORTH KOREAN REVIEW
Welcome to North Korea Review Online, a digital extension of our print journal of the same name. Jointly edited by the Institute for North Korean Studies, University of Detroit Mercy and the Institute for North Korean Studies, Yonsei University, our focus lies exclusively in North Korea and the complexities it encapsulates in the 21st Century.
It is our vision that by also having an online presence, we can include you, our dear readers, into the discussion on a variety of North Korean issues that are published both digitally and in print. We strive to provide high-quality, highly varied topics and reviews that can provoke a lively discourse both online and during our future conferences. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your comments and contributions.
Dr. Yongho Kim
NKR Editor in Chief
International and interdisciplinary, North Korean Review is a refereed journal published by McFarland Books biannually on topics spanning culture, history, economics, business, religion, politics and international relations, among others.
We are currently indexed and abstracted in JSTOR, Scopus, MLA International Bibliography, EBSCO Current Abstracts, Political Science Abstracts, Political Science Complete, Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS), Ulrich’s Web, and Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities in Economics & Finance, Management and Marketing. The journal is also currently under evaluation for SSCI listing.
Established in 2005 by founding editor Professor Sukhi Kim at the University of Detroit Mercy, North Korean Review is the first academic journal in North America and Europe to focus exclusively on North Korea. Founded by the Institute for North Korean Studies at University of Detroit Mercy in the United States, the purpose of North Korean Review is to provide readers with an improved understanding of the country’s complexities and the threat it presents to global stability.
Suk Hi Kim, University of Detroit Mercy
Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies Editorial Staff
Yongho Kim, Yonsei University (South Korea)
Lonnie Edge, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea)
Book Review Editor
Bernhard Seliger, Hanns Seidel Foundation (Germany)
Shine Choi, Massey University (New Zealand)
Sandra Fahy, Sophia University (Japan)
Sonia Ryang, Rice University (USA)
Rüdiger Frank, University of Vienna (Austria)
Virginie Grzelczyck, Aston University (UK)
Peter Hayes, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability (Australia)
Liang Tuang Nah, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Andrew O'Neil, Griffith University (Australia)
Kyung-Ae Park, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Terence Roehrig, U.S. Naval War College
Andrew Scobell, Rand Corporation
Balázs Szalontai, Korea University (South Korea)
Dong-il Kim, Peking University (China)
Rhonda Herman, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
Business Manager: Adam Phillips
Editorial: Layla Milholen
Business: Shelia Baldwin
Production Staff: Phyllis Efford