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On Korea: Academic Paper Series 2014

Publication: December 2014

North Korea's Cyber Warfare and Challenges for the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Despite an inferior information communication environment, North Korea has a high capacity to conduct robust cyber operations aimed at collecting foreign intelligence, disrupting foreign comput-ers, information and communication systems, networks and critical infrastructures, and stirring public discontent and disorder in the enemy states. The Korean People’s Army concentrated its efforts…

Drone Warfare on the Korean Peninsula: Paradigm Shift or Paradigm Risk?

On several occasions since 2013, crashed North Korean drones have been discovered in strategically significant areas in South Korea. Do North Korean drones represent a threat to Korean security? How is North Korea likely to use drones against South Korea and why? To answer these questions, this paper develops a…

Déjà Vu: Is Korea the Next Japan?

The Asian economic resurgence was first initiated by Japan after the end of World War II. Japan’s economy grew rapidly during the three decades from 1950 at the rate of almost 10 percent per year, with its GDP growing to be twice as big as that of Britain and almost…

Daniel A. Pinkston

Joining the Asia Space Race: South Korea's Space Program

The Republic of Korea (ROK or South Korea) is an emerging space-faring nation seeking to expand its space capabilities in the realms of science, communications, commerce, and national security affairs. The country has passed three important space milestones: the launch of Korea’s first satellite, Kitsat-1 (Uribyŏl-1) on 10 August 1992;…

Globalization, Income Inequality, and Deindustrialization: The Case of South Korea

This paper examines the evolution of income inequality in South Korea over the period 1965 to 2011 using a fairly new dataset, namely the Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID). The author hypothesizes that it is possible to make sense of the evolution of income inequality in South Korea through…

In the Shadow of Jang Song-Taek: Pyongyang’s Evolving SEZ Strategy with the Hwanggumpyeong and Wihwa Islands

This paper centers upon two potentially transformative Special Economic Zones (SEZs) on the DPRK’s northwestern frontier – Hwanggumpyeong and Wihwa Islands. As part of a strategy for development along North Korea’s northern rim put in place by Kim Jong-il in the two years prior to his death (and following the…