Criminal Sovereignty: Understanding North Korea's Illicit International Activities.

Carlisle, PA: U. S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2010. Presumed first edition/first printing. Wraps. vii, [1], 36 p. Figure. Endnotes. From an on-line posting: "North Korea s criminal conduct smuggling, trafficking and counterfeiting is well known, but the portion of the government, Office Number 39, which directs it, is understudied or overlooked. This shadowy part of an already opaque government is examined to reveal how it conducts its activities and supports the longevity of the regime. Paul Rexton Kan is Associate Professor of National Security Studies and the Henry L. Stimson Chair of Military Studies at the US Army War College. He is the author of the books Drugs and Contemporary Warfare and Cartels at War: Mexico s Drug-Fueled Violence and the Threat to US National Security. He is also the author of numerous articles on the intersection of drug trafficking, crime and modern forms of armed conflict including: Drugging Babylon: The Illegal Narcotics Trade And Nation-Building in Iraq; Criminal Sovereignty: Understanding North Korea s Illicit International Activities; and Cyberwar in the Underworld: Anonymous vs. Los Zetas in Mexico. His work has been cited in Forbes, and the Christian Science Monitor. In February 2011, he served as the Senior Visiting Counternarcotics Adviser at NATO Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. Condition: Very good. Cover has slight wear and soiling.

Keywords: North Korea, Smuggling, Counterfeiting, Drug Trafficking, Illegal Activities, Criminal Enterprise, Kim John-Il, Office #39, Cigarettes

ISBN: 9781584874324

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