Accession Number:

ADA573149

Title:

North Korean Relationships

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Aug 2011-May 2012

Corporate Author:

STRATEGIC COMMAND OFFUTT AFB NE

Report Date:

2012-12-18

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

The team was asked to identify current and emerging state-to-state relationship trends North Korea shares with China, Japan, Russia, and South Korea. The team initially analyzed the bilateral relationships in the categories of diplomatic ties, provocations, aid, energy, trade, illicit activity, refugees, and remittances. The relationship strengths were ranked as one of the following strongly positive, slightly positive, no relationship, slightly negative, strongly negative, and unknown relationship. After evaluating the bilateral relationships, the team used historical examples in conjunction with extensive research to note potential leverage points countries may use to influence North Korea.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE