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Staff of The Asia Foundation Contribute to New Book on North Korea

San Francisco, March 6, 2006 — North Korea: 2005 and Beyond is a new book edited by Philip Yun, The Asia Foundation’s Vice President of Resource Development, and Gi-Wook Shin, Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University. The volume offers a variety of perspectives on North Korea and aims to rectify misconceptions and increase collective understanding about the country.

The book is made up of ten papers authored by leading specialists in politics, economics, human rights, and security, including Scott Snyder, The Asia Foundation’s Senior Associate, International Relations and former Representative, Korea. The papers were gathered from a conference held at Stanford’s Shorenstein APARC in May 2005. The purpose of the conference was to take a snapshot of what is happening in North Korea now, to learn how Americans and South Koreans view these current developments, and to offer policy suggestions about what can and should be done.

The volume is published by Shorenstein APARC and distributed by Brookings Institution Press, and is available for purchase from the Brookings Institution web site.

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