Twilight of the God?


Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland

East-West Center Working Papers, Economics Series, No. 99


Honolulu: East-West Center

Publication Date: February 2009
Binding: paper
Pages: 12
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In 2008, North-South relations worsened, food shortages re-emerged, and the Six Party process yielded an interim agreement. The U.S. dropped North Korea from the terrorism list but nuclear verification issues remained contentious. Kim Jong-il reportedly suffered a stroke in August, casting uncertainty over all aspects of politics and policy.