Crisis Management for Emergency in North Korea

Title
Crisis Management for Emergency in North Korea
Authors
Park, Jin
Keywords
North Korea; Collapse; Emergency; Management
Issue Date
2007-09
Series/Report no.
KDI Working Paper Series;07-10
Abstract
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.
URI
http://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/17142
Files in This Item:
Appears in Collections:
KDI School Working Paper Series


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.