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№113: Kim Jong Un’s First Decade
№113: Kim Jong Un’s First Decade

Author(s): Oskar Pietrewicz
Contributor(s): Sławomir Dębski (Editor), Patrycja Sasnal (Editor), Wojciech Lorenz (Editor)
Subject(s): Politics, Governance, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Security and defense
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Kim Jong Un; North Korea; policy; regime; China; foreign policy;
Summary/Abstract: The first decade of Kim Jong Un’s rule was aimed at consolidating his power and ensuring the survival of the regime. Kim’s policy led to the development of North Korea’s military potential and deepened the country’s dependence on China. The North’s continued strengthening of nuclear deterrence and diversification of its missile arsenal will pose an increasingly serious challenge to the security of the U.S. and its allies in Asia, and to the non-proliferation regime. Despite attempts at reform, North Korea is still struggling with serious economic problems, which will be the main challenge for the Kim regime in the coming years.

  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: English
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