IJKS

International Journal of
KOREAN STUDIES

ISSN 1091-2932

Volume XIX, Number 1 · Spring/Summer 2015

Publisher's Pages and Introduction of Contributors

The North Korean Military Threat in 2015: The Threat to the ROK-US Alliance and Peninsula Unification

1

Bruce E. Bechtol

Understanding the Nature of the North Korean Regime: A Foundation to Engagement and Coercion Discussions

36

Tara O

Regime Leadership and Human Rights in North Korea

62

Robert Collins

China and the Korean Peninsula: Why the Problems?

97

Gordon G. Chang

Japan and the Korean Unification: Ambivalence and Pragmatism - Finding the Least Bad Option

126

James R. Kendall

Korean Unification and the Financial System

156

Bradley O. Babson

Anticipating and Preparing for the Potential Assassination of Kim Jong-Un

175

Sungmin Cho

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