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Korean Peninsula Politics in the Context of North Korean Nuclear Disarmament: A Change of Paradigm

North Korea has pursued a nuclear weapons program, assembled and exported ballistic missiles, sponsored terrorist acts, and posed a continuous threat to the US allies and interests, resulting in the stationing of American forces in South Korea and Japan. Events on the Korean Peninsula, including the questions of denuclearization, peace, and reconciliation, have the potential to endanger the interests of the largest powers in the world. How has an isolated and small state repeatedly influenced much more powerful states, shaped international security, and influenced the choices of the United States and other regional powers? Famine, war, refugee and migration crises all threaten the region’s s

How does North Korea Rate in Research Collaboration and Publishing of Results?

In recent years, there have been several studies conducted on the state of North Korean collaborative research, mostly focused on bibliographic surveys. Noh, Kim, & Choi, in 2016, used the Web of Science (WoS) collection and social network analysis to analyze North Korean researchers’ networks before and after Kim Jong Eun and concluded that international collaborative research increased after he took control. Jeong and Huh (2018) used the WoS core collection to conduct a bibliometric analysis of North Korean research from 1978 to 2018. They found that North Korea collaborated with China over half (55%) of the time when doing collaborative research; that Kim Il Sung University produced the m

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