[KS] North Korean Paradoxes: new Rand study for OSD released
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Afostercarter at aol.com
Wed Aug 31 03:50:57 EDT 2005
Many thanks to David Kilburn in Seoul for alerting me to
a new RAND monograph on North Korea, unification, usw.
Looks interesting - and it's free to download.
Details and URL below.
Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology & Modern Korea, Leeds University
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North Korean Paradoxes
Circumstances, Costs, and Consequences of Korean Unification
Charles Wolf and Kamil Akramov
$20.00 (Paperback, 94 pp.)
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Preamble: Purpose and Roadmap
North Korea: Obscurities and Paradoxes
Size, Growth, and Structure of the North Korean Economy
How the System Might Unravel: Scenarios for Reunification
The Capital Costs of Korean Reunification: Estimation and Management
Other Estimates of Reunification Costs
Is Germany’s Reunification Experience Relevant?
Conclusions: Effects on Korean Security Policies and Programs
A Simple Simulation Model for Sizing Korean Reunification Costs
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supported by the OSD, the Joint Staff, the unified commands, and the defense
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