University of California San Diego
This Independent Study Project conducts an analysis of the North Korean Refugee Crisis by following the refugees along their escape route from the North Korean regime. By following a common escape route that includes China, Laos, Thailand, and finally, South Korea, this study unpacks the geopolitical factors and diplomatic relations that hinder and improve the progress of these refugees. Afterward, this study analyzes the resettlement process that North Korean refugees undergo in South Korea and the challenges that remain even after gaining South Korean citizenship. Finally, this project concludes by suggesting that the international community actively endeavor to establish a regional framework to address the North Korean refugee crisis, under the leadership of South Korea.
Asian History | Asian Studies | International Humanitarian Law | International Relations | Korean Studies | Migration Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies
Jeong, Deborah Da Sol, "North Korean Refugees Along the Route to Freedom: Challenges of Geopolitics" (2020). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 3289.
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