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‘The Interview’ and the Popular Culture-World Politics Continuum

‘The Interview’ and the Popular Culture-World Politics Continuum

In the wake of this scandal, it is possible that other states may use novel tools and techniques to extinguish negative representations of national identity in film.

Review – Visual Politics and North Korea

Review – Visual Politics and North Korea

David Shim uses a welcome Critical Studies lens to consider how images of North Korea are used to construct a particular narrative and justify foreign policy decisions.

South Korea’s Foreign Policy in 2013: Building Trust in East Asia

South Korea’s Foreign Policy in 2013: Building Trust in East Asia

“Trust” has been the buzzword for President Park Geun-hye, and 2013 saw ‘trustpolitik’ in action in South Korea’s relationships with North Korea, China and Japan.

Review – Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations

Review – Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations

The Handbook fills a lacuna in the civil-military relations literature by offering up-to-date empirical analyses of civil-military relations in a variety of regime types around the world.

Understanding the DPRK

Understanding the DPRK

By seeing North Korea as rational, we might be able to look beyond the posturing and threats from all sides, and move toward resolving the Korean War with a peace treaty.

North Korea’s New Legacy Politics

North Korea’s New Legacy Politics

North Korea’s future depends on how creatively it brings its sovereign heritage before the 1970s to the fore, and on how it can leave the past legacy politics of 1994–2011 behind.

China Bandwagons with North Korea

China Bandwagons with North Korea

To bolster the North Korean buffer China seems prepared to use all of the instruments at its disposal. These include economic, political, diplomatic, and potentially military means, to prop up the regime.

Crazy, Irrational, or Under Pressure? Why War with North Korea is Unlikely

Crazy, Irrational, or Under Pressure? Why War with North Korea is Unlikely

Deterrence and survival maximization continue to dictate state behavior in nuclear and military affairs. There is no evidence to suggest that the case of the DPRK is any different.

North Korea as the ‘Boy Who Cried Wolf’: A Response

North Korea as the ‘Boy Who Cried Wolf’: A Response

Ignoring North Korea is the worst sleight of all. It reminds the elites what they know, and hate – that no one takes them seriously. North Korea is another ‘Upper Volta with nuclear weapons,’ and we should treat it as such.

Escalation Gambit: North Korea’s Perilous Play for Security and Prosperity

Escalation Gambit: North Korea’s Perilous Play for Security and Prosperity

The hostile posturing of the North Korean leadership is decipherable if located within the context of its symbiotic national security and economic development goals.

IR Theory and the DPRK

IR Theory and the DPRK

Looking at interpretations of current events through an IR theory lens, it is astonishing at how often claims have been made that war is likely, and that we have no way of understanding what North Korea might do.

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Most pundits have determined that Kim Jong Un has consolidated power and is now about to, irrationally, strike out against South Korea and her allies. But, what if this assumption is an error?

The Paradox of Russo-Chinese Relations

The Paradox of Russo-Chinese Relations

Even as Russia and China have been presenting a united front on a whole host of global issues in recent months, the underlining sense of mistrust that has long pervaded the bilateral relationship is becoming more acute. Competition in Asia is likely to persist.

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