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Six associations in 5 nations that experience key pursuits in North Korea1s destiny undertook a collaborative attempt to figure out ways that the North Korean procedure may stream towards modernization. the hassle produced illustrative plans, a consensus plan, and a device package for developing substitute plans for exciting the modernization of the North Korean procedure.

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These baskets are formed from a large set of potential policy instruments and focus on specific goals that would help achieve important operational objectives. They are the building blocks whose components can be variously packaged into alternative operational plans for modernizing the North Korean system. The particular policy instruments Attributes of the System and Instruments for Its Modernization 23 within each basket had to meet two criteria: They had to address (“link back to”) one or more of the key attributes of the North Korean system that are impeding modernization; and they had to help achieve (“link forward to”) the overall goal of system modernization by advancing the broad operational objectives for the particular basket.

There was also agreement that in the final analysis, North Korea would make its own choices, and that it would be useful for North Korea to have a “tool kit” of alternative plans that entities, institutions, and/or individuals could use to formulate their own plans and portfolios. Substantively, the research team clearly saw a combined political-security approach focused on reducing threats and increasing mutual trust and confidence as the best means for encouraging peaceful change in North Korea.

6 Recent books addressing North Korea’s internal situation, prospects, and potential implications include Nicholas Eberstadt, The End of North Korea, 1999; Kongdan Oh and Ralph Hassig, North Korea Through the Looking Glass, 2000; Chol-Hwan Kang and Pierre Rigoulot, The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag, 2001; Andrew Natsios, The Great North Korean Famine, 2002; James Clay Moltz and Alexandre Mansourov, The North Korean Nuclear Program, 1999; Marcus Noland, Avoiding the Apocalypse, 2000, and Korea After Kim Jong Il, 2003; Bradley K.

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