The “New North Korea”: Security Implications of North Korea’s Social Changes
While the world’s attention has been focused on the denuclearization talks with North Korea, the country’s domestic social changes have evaded public scrutiny. The burgeoning market economy, the internal social control and the securitization of society management all have key implications for the threat perception of the North Korean government, hence the goals and approaches it has adopted. What are the political and security implications of North Korea’s social changes?
Zheng Jiyong, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Korean Studies, Fudan University
William H. Overholt, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Harvard University
Jenny Town, Fellow and Managing Editor of 38 North, the Stimson Center
Yun Sun, Co-Director, East Asia Program, Stimson (moderator)