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characters The Impossible State Free read The Impossible State ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Victor Cha “A meaty fast paced portrait of North Korean society economy politics and foreign policy” Foreign AffairsThe definitive account of North Korea its veiled past and uncertain future from the former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security CouncilIn The Impossible State seasoned international policy expert and lauded scholar Victor Cha pulls back the curtain on this controversial and isolated country providing the best look yet at North Korea's history the rise of the Kim family dynasty and the obsessive personality cult that empowers them He illuminates the repressive regime's complex economy and culture its appall. I found few books on North Korea in the rather large two floor Barnes and Noble store in my neighborhood and this was the only one in the Current Affairs section So this definitely fills a need all the given how much North Korea is currently in the news Cha says his purpose in the book was to give Americans needed context by telling us of North Korea s history the rise of the Kim family dynasty the repressive regime s complex economy and culture Cha is particularly ualified to be a guide A scholar on Korean affairs he has direct policy experience dealing with Pyongyang as the Director of Asian Affairs in the National Security Council from 2004 to 2007 under Bush Cha negotiated with the regime as part of the Six Party Talks on the nuclear issue At times he seemed a bit defensive about Bush s policy but to me he otherwise read as thorough and fair and there is an extensive Notes in the back sourcing his facts And even if he s clear eyed about the brutality of the regime I wouldn t describe him as a hawk he s also aware and educates the reader about the reasons to act with caution The book engrossed me from the beginning especially given Cha displayed both a sense of humor and insight in his first hand observations from the first chapters There were some dry policy wonk only parts particularly in the chapter about diplomatic efforts surrounding the nuclear issue but otherwise I found the book fascinating My first surprise I felt I should have known this but it came as a surprise to me that technically the United States is still at war with North Korea What was negotiated in 1953 was a cease fire not a peace treaty And another shock was learning that the Chinese lost 800000 lives in the Korean War It was a jolt to learn that North Korean school children learn their grammar with such examples as I kill Americans I killed Americans I will kill Americans Even their arithmetic exercises feature such examples Second surprise was that North Korea was once relatively prosperous compared to it s rival in the South That during the cold war generous aid from both Soviet Russia and Communist China made it both industrialized and gave it a higher standard of living than South Korea even if now the South has outstripped its GDP by over twenty to one That North Korea is an incredibly repressive regime arguably the least free nation on earth was no surprise But a lot of the details of the atrocities committed within and without were a shock I didn t know for instance that in an attempt to assassinate a South Korean president North Korean agents murdered the country s First Lady or that another attempt killed half of South Korea s cabinet or that North Korea admitted it abducted over a dozen Japanese citizens to train their agents It s amazing to me that over the decades a full fledged war hasn t broken out Except that the butcher bill could reach a million lives and as Cha explains the North Koreans knowing this know they can violate international norms with near impunity and extort aid to stop rattling their sabers And the chapter dealing with the forced labor camps that rival the concentration camps of Hitler and Stalin for horror are not for the faint of heart I wouldn t say this is necessarily a classic that will be read decades from now which is why I didn t give it a fifth star I didn t think it was well edited I caught a few typos some cliched phrases awkward sentences and some repeated points that could have been eliminated to make for a tauter book but it is invaluable as an informative book that gives us a sense of an isolated secretive and dangerous country and as just published in April of this year up to date Becoming Violet of North Korean society economy politics and foreign policy” Foreign AffairsThe definitive account The Complete Idiots Guide to Starting a Web Based Business of North Korea its veiled past and uncertain future from the former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security CouncilIn The Impossible State seasoned international policy expert and lauded scholar Victor Cha pulls back the curtain Serial Killer uarterly Vol2 No7 Psychotic Killers on this controversial and isolated country providing the best look yet at North Korea's history the rise Topito terremoto of the Kim family dynasty and the Tiểu phẩm báo chí obsessive personality cult that empowers them He illuminates the repressive regime's complex economy and culture its appall. 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characters The Impossible State Free read The Impossible State ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Victor Cha Ne facing a pivotal and disuieting transition of power from tyrannical father to inexperienced son and delves into the ideology that leads an oppressed starving populace to cling so fiercely to its failed leadershipWith rare personal anecdotes from the author's time in Pyongyang and his tenure as an adviser in the White House this engagingly written authoritative and highly accessible history offers much needed answers to the most pressing uestions about North Korea and ultimately warns of a regime that might be closer to its end than many might think a political collapse for which America and its allies may be woefully unprepar. A Comprehensive book the second book in my Korea series An educationIt would be interesting to know how many diplomats that have worked with North Korea have any hair left Regardless if Pyongyang was cornered or backed itself into their current pathetic state it is clear to even their allies that the North simply does not understand the modern world or basic tenants of diplomacy Those seem to have receded after sungA great book primarily because the author is impassioned working towards ending the stalemate and helping the North Koreans I found the first part of the book to be my favorite only because it developed the history and tale of North Korea The chapters on sluggish diplomacy are well developed but maddening Very happy to see we have such highly informed people delicately working this issueThe author is well informed in all things North Korea and makes references to how pop culture views the North s leaders South Park movie It s such an odd thing that this country still exists as it does to this day the children today learn to conjugate pastfuture tenses with we killed Americans and we will kill Americans and yet under Sung the country was better off Beyond the fact that the founding father of North Korea spent all of his childhood not in North Korea the most telling lesson on North Korea is that when Khrushchev emoted that Stalin was a tyrant monster Kim reacted very badly in that he idolized that man and had hoped to recreate so much of Joseph s ideal in the North It simply reveals so much That the Chinese and Russians have ramped up their engagements with Seoul only further tells how left behind Pyongyang really is holding on to the old ideal and the personality cult of Kim Il sung The Erotic Motive In Literature of power from tyrannical father to inexperienced son and delves into the ideology that leads an Cities and Dialogue oppressed starving populace to cling so fiercely to its failed leadershipWith rare personal anecdotes from the author's time in Pyongyang and his tenure as an adviser in the White House this engagingly written authoritative and highly accessible history De Omweg offers much needed answers to the most pressing uestions about North Korea and ultimately warns The Christmas Doll of a regime that might be closer to its end than many might think a political collapse for which America and its allies may be woefully unprepar. 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characters The Impossible State Free read The Impossible State ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Victor Cha Ing record of human rights abuses and its belligerent relationship with the United States and analyzes the regime's major security issues from the seemingly endless war with its southern neighbor to its frightening nuclear ambitions all in light of the destabilizing effects of Kim Jong il's recent deathHow this enigmatic nation state one that regularly violates its own citizens' inalienable rights and has suffered famine global economic sanctions a collapsed economy and near total isolation from the rest of the world has continued to survive has long been a uestion that preoccupies the West Cha reveals a land of contradictions o. This was a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging read written by a former adviser the George W Bush whom was party to the ongoing negotiations with the DPRK to abandon it s weapons programmes and westernise itself As opposed to the majority of books on North Korea the Author does not focus solely on the extraordinary personality cult of the Kim Dynasty The Author prefers to focus instead on the regimes ideology akin to Fascsim and or extreme Nationalism the economy Increased market Liberalisation since 2002 and a willingess on the part of the DPRK to concede that it cannot support it s own people and the regimes on off affair with China The Author also examines the practical and theoretical underpinnings of the North Korean Juche and identifies that whilst the official state ideology of self reliance is an oxy moron as it continues to be bailed out by China Russia the World Food Programme and has received aid from Japan and the USA the imposition of the rigid state doctrine from the previous Dear Leader relegates the leadership of the DPRK into extracting what it can from foreign partners merely to survive The theory of the Juche negates the possibility of putting anything other than the military first The Author also identifies that the key reason for the continued existence of this failed state is the power struggle and global insecurities of the competing powers engaged in the Six Party talks In essence a unified Korea with a market economy and relative political and social liberty would pose an ideological threat to Communist China Whilst a nuclear war on the DMZ is an option best left unexplored the existence of North Korea acts as a useful bulwark for China against the raging Liberal Democratic regime in the South Thus the reason for the continued existence of the DPRK is not due solely to the iron grip that the regime has over it s people but is due in the main to it s border relationships with South Korea China and Russia No no less The book has made for timely reading in light of the acession of the Great Successor in North Korea Kim Jong Un is an unknown uantity having been reportedly educated in the West and now the young and inexperienced leader of an ossified museum piece bound up in it s rhetorical and strategic contradictions The predictable Nuclear tests and rocket launches have continued as have the demands from the leadership of the DPRK for Six Party talks against a backdrop of continued sanctions food aid clandestine Chinese Aid and the suspension of the South Korean Sunshine Policy The Author indicates that this plethora of contradictory messages programmes and sanctions is the raison d etre of the DPRK and the key reason as to why it still exists to this day In essence until an international concensus can be reached on what to do about the North Korean problem both the circular narrative and the existence of the DPRK is assured by pure luck and not judgement This condemns not only the Korean Peninsula to further insecurity but also punishes the civilians living within the North whom are bound to venerate the very ideology which is the cause of their crippling condition