APLN Vice Chair Moon Chung-in has co-edited a book with Robert Carlin on the Kim Jong-un regime. The following is a summary of the book. You can find more information at this link.
Understanding Kim Jong-un’s North Korea:Regime Dynamics, Negotiation, and Engagement is constructed to provide the reader with unusually broad and deep insight into North Korea, illustrating how the Kim Jong-un regime calculates, balances, and addresses the various key policy challenges it faces. The authors—Korean, European, and American—have extensive experience in North Korea and with North Koreans, crucial to addressing the myths and misconceptions about how the North functions and perceives the world. Moreover, the usual focus on a single issue—for example, just nuclear or just economic matters—fails to provide a sense of how important the inter-relationship of these separate parts is in understanding the whole. The experience brought to bear in the book and the breadth of coverage provides badly needed, critical insights about North Korea at time when policy in Seoul and Washington toward the North is at a crucial hinge point.
Image: Book cover