Book review: A realist appraisal of North Korea’s ‘nuclear obsession’ | NK News
June 23, 2024
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Book review: A realist appraisal of North Korea’s ‘nuclear obsession’

In ‘North Korea in 100 Questions,’ two French experts push past stereotypes to shine light on all things DPRK

In “La Corée du Nord en 100 questions: L’obsession nucléaire,” two French experts on East Asia, Juliette Morillot and Dorian Malovic, offer answers to 100 questions covering the history, regime, geopolitics, economy and society of North Korea. 

Their evident intent in writing this book is to challenge common narratives of the DPRK as an incomprehensible nation of crazed leaders. Placing the North within a realist framework, one in which all nations compete for power, Morillot declares at the start that she and her co-author wrote the book without wearing “rose-colored glasses, or black-colored ones.”

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