Country Risk Summary: NORTH KOREA

September 2004
Asia Monitor: China & North East Asia Monitor;Sep2004, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p12
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The article discusses political and economic risk in North Korea. In August, independent reports claimed that North Korea is in the process of developing a new missile system for ships and submarines, a system that would allow it to target the entire American landmass. The sea-based system is thought to be capable of hitting a target more than 2500 km away. North Korea's poverty-stricken economy is desperately dependent on foreign aid. In August, Japan announced that it is to resume the delivery of food assistance to North Korea after a four-year pause.


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