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North Korea after Kim Jong Il – Political and social perspectives ahead of the expected change of power

Kim Jong Il has been heading North Korea since 1994. Ever since 2008, however, there have been increasingly more rumours about his bad health, reinforced further by the official promotion of his son Kim Jong Un into a high military and government position. Since 2010 Kim Jong Un is considered to be the official successor of his father nationally and internationally. How real is this succession, and will the DPRK open up under his regime? more…

Dr. Colin Dürkop, Yeo Min-Il | International Reports | August 11, 2011

Visiting North Korea

Former KAS Korea Representative Dr. Colin Dürkop and Mr. Oliver Beckmann, Head of the Northeast Asia Division at KAS Headquarters, visited North Korea in April 2011 more…

April 10, 2011

Global Financial Crisis and Its Impacts on Asia

KAS-Schriftenreihe Korea more…

October 1, 2010

East Asia's Relations with a Rising China

The rise of China is an intriguing question for both scholars of international relations and practioners of statecraft. The book analyses China and East Asia's mutual accomodation and looks at China's accomodative diplomacy towards East Asia. more…

May 10, 2010

South Korea and the G 20 - Asia’s Poorhouse Emerges as Economic miracle nation


South Korea has already drawn attention to itself with ambitious plans for climate protection and green growth, and is setting a good example. more…

Dr. Colin Dürkop | May 10, 2010