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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

Tug of War. John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus (10/23/03). Hawks vs. doves on N. Korea policy.

Hidden Gulag: Exposing North Korea's Prison Camps. David Hawk, US Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (2003).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Human Rights Watch: North Korea.

Korea Watch.

In the Library: Articles

Cha, V.D. "Is there still a rational North Korean option for war?" Security Dialogue 29,4 (12/98):477-90.

Cumings, Bruce. "Kim's Korean Communism," Problems of Communism 23,2 (3-4/74):27-41.

__________. "Corporatism in North Korea," Journal of Korean Studies 4 (1983):1-34.

__________. "It's time to end the 40-year war: North Korean bomb scare," Nation (8/23/93):206-9.

__________. "Time to end the Korean War," Atlantic (2/97):71-79.

__________. "Feeding the North Korea myths," Nation (9/29/97).

__________. "North Korean buyout?" Nation (5/3/99):5-6.

__________. "Summitry in Pyongyang," Nation (7/10/00):22-24.

__________. "Bush's bomb," Nation (5/19/03):4-5.

Faiola, Anthony. "South Korea warming up to the North," San Jose Mercury News (9/9/03):18A. North Korean cheerleading squad a big hit in South!

Hersh, Seymour M. "The cold test," New Yorker (1/27/03):42-47. US & North Korean nukes.

Hitchens, Christopher. "Rogue Washington," Nation (1/1/01):9.

Kristensen, Hans M. "Preemptive posturing," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,5 (9-10/2002):54-59. North Korea’s nuclear program & the US.

Mesler, Bill. "North Korea’s nukes," Nation (9/28/98).

Ogura, Toshimaru & Ingyu Oh. "Nuclear clouds over North Korea & Japan," Monthly Review 48,11 (4/97):18-31.

Schirmer, Daniel B. "North Korea: the Pentagon & issues of war & peace in the Asia-Pacific region," Monthly Review 46,3 (7-8/94).

Suh, J.J. "North Korean nuclear threat & Cold War hangover: northern exposure or explosion?" Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 28,1 (1-3/96):13-26.

Yol Yi, Mun. "The country America cannot see," New York Times (7/27/03):13.

Watts, Jonathan. “Where are you, beloved general,” Mother Jones (5-6/03):52-55,91.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Akaha, Tsuneo (ed.) The Future of North Korea (NY: Routledge, 2001).

Brun, Ellen & Jacques Hersh. Socialist Korea: A Case Study in the Strategy of Economic Development (NY: Monthly Review, 1977).

Burchett, Wilfred. Again Korea (NY: International, 1968).

Cumings, Bruce. The Two Koreas: On the Road to Unification? (NY: Foreign Policy Association, 1991).

__________. Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History (NY: Norton, 1997). Excellent starting-place for understanding history & society in both Koreas during the 20th C.

__________. North Korea: Another Country (NY: New Press, 2003).

__________; Ervand Abrahamian & Moshe M'aoz. Inventing the Axis of Evil: The Truth about North Korea, Iran & Syria (NY: New Press, 2004).

Hamm, Taik-Young. Arming the Two Koreas: State, Capital & Military Power (NY: Routledge, 1999).

Harrison, Selig (ed.) Dialogue with North Korea (Washington: Carnegie Endowment, 1991).

Hwang, Eui-Gak. The Korean Economies (Oxford: Clarendon, 1993).

Kayes, Peter. Pacific Powderkeg: American Nuclear Dilemmas in Korea (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1991).

Kang, Chol-Hwan & Pierre Rigoulot. Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag (NY: Basic Books, 2002).

Kim, San (pseud.) & Nym Wales. Song of Ariran: A Korean Communist in the Chinese Revolution (San Francisco: Ramparts, 1972).

Lee, Mun Woong. Rural North Korea under Communism: A Study of Sociolcultural Change (Houston: Rice U., 1976).

McCormack, Gavan & John Gittings (eds.) Crisis in Korea (Nottingham: Spokesman, 1977).

__________ & Mark Selden (eds.) Korea, North & South: The Deepening Crisis (NY: Monthly Review, 1978).

__________. Target North Korea: Pushing North Korea to the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe (NY: Thunder's Mouth, 2004).

Moltz, James Clay & Alexandre Y. Mansourov. The North Korean Nuclear Program. Security, Strategy & New Perspectives from Russia (NY: Routledge, 1999).

Oh, Kongdan & Ralph C. Hassig. North Korea Through the Looking-Glass (Washington: Brookings Institution, 2002).

Snyder, Scott. Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior (?: USIP, 2000).

Suh, Dae-sook. The Korean Communist Movement, 1918-1948 (Princeton: Princeton, 1967).

__________. Kim Il Sung: A Biography (Honolulu: U. Hawai'i, 1989).

Yonhap News Agency. North Korea Handbook (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2003).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"A State of Mind: A Rare Glimpse into the Culture of North Korea" [2004], dir. Scott Snyder, 93m.

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