In this accessible guide, readers will find unmatched expert analysis of the volatile situation in North Korea, along with answers to frequently asked questions. Covered topics include: ? North Korea's geography, people, industry, political systems, and government ? The history of the country, from myths to kingdoms, including Japan's colonial rule and its effects ? The dictator, Kim Jong Il, and his father, Kim Il Sung ? The possibility of reunification with South Korea ? Options for international involvement
Dr. C. Kenneth Quinones was the first U.S. diplomat to visit North Korea, meeting North Korean leader Kim Il Sung. He served on the U.S. team that negotiated the Agreed Framework and assisted with its implementation. Joseph Tragert is the co-founder of an international consulting firm. The author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Understanding Iraq," he is currently co-writing "The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Understanding Iran."