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CRS: North Korea: Economic Leverage and Policy Analysis

Authors: Dick K. Nanto, and Emma Chanlett-Avery
January 22, 2010


This CRS paper argues that while the West has little leverage over North Korea, China and Russia can exert pressure on the country due to their extensive trade relationships with Pyongyang.

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