Uncovering North Korea's energy security dilemma:past policies, present choices, future opportunities


Over the past two decades, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has allegedly developed nuclear energy while suffering near collapse caused by catastrophic economic policies. This article presents an evaluation of North Korea's contemporary energy policies and suggests that despite retaining communist ideals and "Chu'che" policies, North Korea has slowly started to modernise its energy sector and recognises the necessity to start engaging with the international community. While it is argued that Pyongyang's newfound concerns for sustainable development, equity and the environment are a welcomed departure from its usual belligerent rhetoric and present a number of exciting engagement opportunities, the regime has not abandoned its nuclear energy programme.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Politics, History and International Relations
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Aston Centre for Europe
Additional Information: Creative Commons Attribution -Non Commercial 3.0 unported
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic policy,energy security,energy security dilemma,North Korea,Safety Research,Political Science and International Relations
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2012-03
Authors: Grzelczyk, Virginie (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-9802-7161)


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