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Carlin, Robert 1947-

Works: 4 works in 25 publications in 2 languages and 756 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS922.2, 951.904
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Carlin
The two Koreas : a contemporary history by Don Oberdorfer( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new edition of the definitive overview of contemporary Korean history, updated with new material to account for recent, dramatic events"--
North Korean reform : politics, economics and security by Robert Carlin( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While foreign policy and security concerns have trumped past efforts to reform the North Korean economy, Pyongyang is implementing important economic reforms despite renewed tensions with the United States. This is in response to a leadership debate - between 'reformers' and 'conservatives' over whether Pyongyang's military industrial complex should be scaled back to help ensure the success of reforms - that is fundamentally transforming the country. The direction of these developments reflects strong pro-reform forces in the leadership and could have profound implications for the future of national security policy. Pyongyang may decide that a more favourable external security environment is key to securing access to international assistance for its reform measures and, ultimately, downsizing its military. It could launch a policy of engagement that would include greater flexibility in the Beijing Six Party Talks. But internal struggle over reform could lead to indecision on security and foreign policy issues, including at the nuclear talks. Progress in reform may, paradoxically, strengthen conservatives, fuelling hopes in Pyongyang that the economy can be improved while maintaining a large, powerful military. Whether Washington can influence the debate is unclear, but a US policy of engagement could enhance the chances of success for North Korean advocates of reform
North Korean reform by Robert Carlin( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chōsen hantō o yomu( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.28 for The two Ko ... to 0.92 for Chōsen ha ...)

North Korean reform : politics, economics and security
Alternative Names
Carlin, Robert 1947-

Kārin, Robāto, 1947-