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The Impossible State

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The Impossible State

North Korea, Past and Future

By Victor Cha

Ecco Press, Paperback, 9780061998515, 534pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

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Description
Former White House official Victor Cha has written the definitive volume on North Korea, arguably the world's most menacing and mysterious nation. In The Impossible State, Cha, a singular expert on the region, exposes North Korea's veiled past; sheds light on its culture, economy, and foreign policy; and explores the possibilities of its uncertain future in the post-Kim Jong-il era. A timely and engaging insider's look at a volatile, and isolationist Asian juggernaut, The Impossible State will carry readers far deeper into this frighteningly adversarial country than they've ever traveled before.
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