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The Kim Family Saga
The Kim Family Saga

Author(s): Peter Brezáni
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: North Korea; Kim Il Sung; Kim Jong Il; Juche; ideology

Summary/Abstract: The very frequent downs of North Korean domestic socio-economic and political development determine the political and security situation, not only in the region of Northeast Asia, but also globally. Despite the effort of the international community, most of the issues regarding North Korea have not been solved and some have not even been addressed, largely due to the uncooperative and ‘stubborn’ attitude of DPRK leadership. This article argues that as long as the current leader, Kim Jong Il, is in power in North Korea promoting the ideology and realizing the policy that his late father imposed, the internal affairs and foreign policy of this isolated country will not mark any positive progress in the years to come.

  • Issue Year: XVII/2008
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 3-15
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English