The Impossible State, Updated Edition: North Korea, Past and Future

Victor Cha (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
October 23, 2018
Pages
576
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.2 X 7.9 inches | 0.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062906366
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About the Author

Victor Cha served in the White House as Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council from 2004 to 2007. He currently holds the D. S. Song-KF Chair in Government and Asian Studies at Georgetown University and is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Reviews

"An up-close, insightful portrait. . . . The Impossible State is a clearheaded, bold examination of North Korea and its future."--Washington Post
"Cha demonstrates an intimate familiarity with the regime's contradictions. . . . The thesis is clear: the world's most closed-off state needs to open up to survive, but breaking its hermetic seal may well precipitate its demise."--The New Yorker
"A meaty, fast-paced portrait of North Korean society, economy, politics, and foreign policy by an expert who has studied the regime as a scholar and interacted with its officials."--Foreign Affairs