Wednesday, July 18, 2012

North Korea's Internal Conflict

The mysterious ouster of a once-prominent North Korean army official may signal a move by the country's newest leader, Kim Jong-un to purge individuals who oppose him ("Kim Jong-Un Appoints New Military Chief Following Departure of Gen Ri," Telegraph (UK), July 17, 2012). Due to ongoing friction between North and South Korea, international observers continue to play close attention to any changes in the volatile dictatorship.

Review selected library titles related to North Korea at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library.

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  • North Korea foreign relations
  • North Korea nuclear crisis control
  • North Korea politics government

The Impossible State book coverThe Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future by Victor Cha - Ecco, 2012
call number: 951.93 Cha
"Cha thoroughly examines North Korea's history, ideology, economics, society, and foreign relations. This is essential reading for all North Korea watchers." - Library Journal review excerpt

Crisis on the Korean Peninsula book coverCrisis on the Korean Peninsula by Christoph Bluth - Potomac Books, 2011
call number: eBook Collection database (direct link to eBook)
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"Drawing from interviews with policy makers and experts in South Korea, Bluth (international studies, U. of Leeds, UK) analyzes the political and military aspects of the security crisis on the Korean Peninsula, including the military confrontation and North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and the evolution of the security crisis since the partition between North and South Korea in 1945." - publishers summary excerpt

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