[KS] North Korean Paradoxes: new Rand study for OSD released

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Wed Aug 31 03:50:57 EDT 2005

Dear Listmembers,

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.


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North Korean Paradoxes

Circumstances, Costs, and Consequences of Korean Unification

Charles Wolf and Kamil Akramov
$20.00 (Paperback, 94 pp.)
ISBN: 0-8330-3762-5
MG-333-OSD, ©2005
Free, downloadable PDF files are available below. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader 
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Full Document: PDF (0.3 MB)

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Chapter One:
Preamble: Purpose and Roadmap

Chapter Two:
North Korea: Obscurities and Paradoxes

Chapter Three:
Size, Growth, and Structure of the North Korean Economy

Chapter Four:
How the System Might Unravel: Scenarios for Reunification

Chapter Five:
The Capital Costs of Korean Reunification: Estimation and Management

Chapter Six:
Other Estimates of Reunification Costs

Chapter Seven:
Is Germany’s Reunification Experience Relevant?

Chapter Eight:
Conclusions: Effects on Korean Security Policies and Programs

A Simple Simulation Model for Sizing Korean Reunification Costs

The research described in this report was prepared for the Office of the 
Secretary of Defense (OSD). The research was conducted in the RAND National 
Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center 
supported by the OSD, the Joint Staff, the unified commands, and the defense 

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