Crisis Management for Emergency in North Korea
- Crisis Management for Emergency in North Korea
- Park, Jin
- North Korea; Collapse; Emergency; Management
- Issue Date
- Series/Report no.
- KDI Working Paper Series;07-10
- Though it is neither desirable nor likely that an emergency will materialize in North Korea in
the near future, it is necessary to be prepared for such an abrupt incidence. This paper examines
necessary measures in case of a collapse of North Korea.
The policy goal of the collapse stage is to control disorder on the Korean peninsula
while expanding South Korea's influence in North Korea, eventually leading the situation to a
well-managed unification of Korea. Therefore, announcing various measures, such as plans of
aid of food and necessities, will lessen the massive panic in the early stages. Aid for overseas
refugees and stabilization measures for the domestic economy must also be continued.
The policy goal of the integration stage is a well-managed unification led by South
Korea and the stabilization of the Korean peninsula. The priority task in this stage is to pursue
reconstruction and transitions of the North Korean economy while restraining North Koreans
from moving to the South. An emergency in North Korea is a challenge for the South, but at
the same time, it is a chance for unification. Whether the crisis will lead to a well-managed
unification or to just a disaster mainly depends on South Korea’s way of managing the crisis.
- Files in This Item:
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.