The “New North Korea”: Security Implications of North Korea’s Social Changes

Stimson Center

1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036

December 10, 2019, 12:00 pm EST to 1:30 pm EST

While the world’s attention has been focused on the denuclearization talks with North Korea, the country’s domestic social changes have evaded public scrutiny. The burgeoning market economy, the internal social control and the securitization of society management all have key implications for the threat perception of the North Korean government,hence the goals and approaches it has adopted. What are the political and security implications of North Korea’s social changes?


Zheng Jiyong, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Center for Korean Studies, Fudan University

William H. Overholt, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Harvard University

Jenny Town, Fellow and Managing Editor of 38 North, the Stimson Center

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