Regional Economic Implications of DPRK Security Behavior: The “Bold Switchover” Conference
NBR analyzed the potential domestic and regional economic benefits that would emerge from a potential North Korean "bold switchover" in security policy with a conference in Beijing on January 18–19, 2006, entitled "Regional Economic Implications of DPRK Security Behavior: The 'Bold Switchover' Concept."
Over the course of two days, conference participants—representatives from the United States, South Korea, Japan, Russia, and China—examined the ways in which this hypothetical relaxation of North Korea's security posture would affect regional trade, investment, output, and employment. Participants also explored the benefits that would accrue to the North Korean economy, and touched upon some of the potential regional responses in terms of financial aid.
Economic Implications of a "Bold Switchover" in DPRK Security Policy
Provides an overview of the "bold switchover" concept, and examines the economic benefits that would result if Pyongyang shifted from its "military-first politics" to "defense sufficiency"
Korean Reunification and Reconstruction: Circumstances, Costs, and Implications
Examines the issues and costs associated with Korean reunification
Economic Transition of North Korea and International Assistance: Implications of Japan-DPRK Normalization
Investigates strategies for a North Korean transition toward a market economy and assesses conditions for international assistance with such a transition
Implications of a "Bold Switchover" in Security Policy for Involving Financial Institutions in Financing North Korean Economic Development
Examines the involvement of international financial institutions (IFIs) in financing North Korean economic development.
Economic and Social Implications of China-DPRK Border Trade for China’s Northeast
Assesses the economic and social implications of China-DPRK border trade for China’s Northeast region
The Economic Implications of a North Korean Nuclear Breakout
The economic impact of a North Korean nuclear break out, either in the form of a nuclear test or proliferation
The Structural Crises and the Survival Strategies of North Korea
Analyzes North Korean strategies for dealing with the country’s economic and political crises