April 16, 2024

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Christopher Carothers

Christopher Carothers is a political scientist and the author of "Corruption Control in Authoritarian Regimes: Lessons from East Asia." He conducts research and writes on China, North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan. Carothers received his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University and is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.

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How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
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How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay

While Kim Il Sung launched campaigns that curbed graft, Kim Jong Un has found corruption beneficial to his regime

How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
Christopher Carothers
Christopher Carothers August 16, 2022
Conversations with North Koreans

Conversations with North Koreans

I wanted real talk with real Northerners – and got much more than talk

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Christopher Carothers
Christopher Carothers November 4, 2015