+ North Korean Paradoxes: Circumstances, Costs, and Consequences of Korean Unification [PDF file]

+ Summary of North Korean Paradoxes: Circumstances, Costs, and Consequences of Korean Unification [PDF file]

Charles Wolf, Jr., Kamil Akramov 2005
RAND National Devense Research Institute

The research described in this report was prepared for the Office the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The research was conducted in the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center supported by the OSD, the Joint Staff, the unified commands and the defense agencies.

The research on which this monograph is based addresses the circumstances, costs, and consequences of Korean unification. All three of these issues involve large conceptual as well as empirical problems. There are two documents posted here, the full paper, 95 pages, and a 12 page summary.

+ North Korea: Symptom or Cure? [website]
by Christopher Lingle, Taipei Times, February 20, 2004

Examines conflicting strategies for the transition of North from dictatorship to open society.

+ Not Against Flesh and Blood [ZIP file]
by Ben Torrey

Lecture prepared for the First North Korea Study School, Jesus Abbey, July 26-28, 2004.

This lecture (PowerPoint presentation with accompanying documents) discusses the spiritual nature of any engagement with North Korea and the need for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to deal with it. Unless the Holy Spirit guide the work, the workers work in vain.

+ North Korea and the South Korean Economy [website]
Paper presented to the Roh Government Transition Team
Seoul Korea, February 24, 2003

+ Christian School Building [ZIP file]
by Jenhie R. Lee, 2003

This is a paper by Jenhie R. Lee prepared for the Antioch International Institute for International Ministries North Korea Studies School. It is a discussion of the benefits and feasibility of building Christian schools in North Korea. While this may seem like a long shot now, Ms. Lee brings up some very good points. Her concepts are certainly worth pursuing and building upon.

+ North Korean Diaspora: North Korean Defectors Abroad and in South Korea [PDF file]
by Yoon In-Jin, Korea University, 2001

This paper examines the living conditions among North Korean defectors abroad and in South Korea. It is based on data acquired from 1998 to 2000 through interviews and surveys of North Koreans in South Korea. "Findings of this study are believed to provide useful information and insights for developing policies and programs that will facilitate social integration between South Koreans and North Koreans at the time of national unification."

+ Considerations of Options for Integrating Social Welfare Systems of the North and South Korea [PDF file]
by Kim Hyung Shik, 2000

This paper explores the principles and options for integrating the North and South Korean social welfare systems in the face of impending unification from a comparative perspective. The study was undertaken with a grant from the Research Office of Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. It was published in Korean Journal Volume 42, Number 3, Autumn 2002. Reproduced here by permission of the author.

Dr. Kim Hyung Shik is founding Dean of the Korea National College of Rehabilitation and Welfare.

+ Nevius and North Korea [PDF file]
by Thomas J. Belke, 1999

This is a paper by Thomas J. Belke prepared for the School of Divinity, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.

It is a discussion of the applicability of the mission strategy of Dr. John L. Nevius to North Korea. Aspects of this strategy are considered to have been important in the early development of Christianity throughout the Korean Peninsula at the beginning of the Twentieth Century.


+ North Korea and the Timeless Dilemma of Aid.
Schloms, M., 2004.
Munich: Transaction Publisher.

In this book, Schloms seeks to address the contentious question of providing humanitarian assistance to non-democratic political systems. The governments of South Korea and the international community have in fact used humanitarian activity in North Korea as a means to justify different policies towards the North (not necessarily exclusive of one another): famine relief, security, political leverage and engagement.

Reviewed by Marie-Laure Verdier