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North Korea: State of Paranoia: A Modern History


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North Korea  is a country  that continues  to make headlines—arousing curiosity and fear in equal measure.  The worlds most secretive nuclear power, it is a nation that still has Gulag-style prison camps, no internet, and bans its people from talking to foreigners without official approval. In this remarkable and eye-opening book, bestselling author Paul French takes the reader inside the worlds most secretive country. He examines the history and politics of North Korea, Pyongyangs complex relations with South Korea, Japan, and America. As China begins to tire of its unruly ally, what are the implications of Kim Jong-uns increasingly belligerent leadership following  the death of his father, Kim Jong-il? As an already unstable North Korea grows  ever  more unpredictable,  antagonizing  enemies and allies alike, North Korea: State of Paranoia, delivers a provocative and frightening account of a potentially explosive nuclear tripwire.

About the Author

Paul French, born in London and educated there and in Glasgow, has lived and worked in Shanghai for many years. He is a widely published analyst and commentator on Asia, Asian politics and current affairs. Paul was awarded the 2013 Edgar for best fact crime for his international  bestseller Midnight in Peking. He is currently based in Shanghai, China.

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French, Paul
Zed Books
Asia - Korea
International Relations - General
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