North Korea and the Science of Provocation: Fifty Years of by Robert Daniel Wallace

By Robert Daniel Wallace

Why does North Korea sometimes flip to provocation to accomplish overseas coverage ambitions? Are the activities of the unstable Kim regime predictable, in line with logical responses to the stipulations confronted by means of North Korea? This ebook, an exam of the “Hermit nation” over the last 50 years, explains why the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea makes use of hostility and coercion as tools of international coverage. utilizing 3 case stories and quantitative research of greater than 2,000 clash occasions, the writer explores the connection among North Korea’s societal stipulations and its propensity for exterior clash. those findings are thought of in mild of diversionary thought, the concept that leaders use exterior clash to divert recognition from household affairs. examining the activities of an remoted nation equivalent to North Korea offers a template for clash scholarship in general.

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