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Following our most recent program, the International Relations Education Program (IREP) featuring experts from the Asia Program and Kissinger Institute, this Wilson Memo provides Congressional staff with an in-depth analysis of the unique relationship between China and North Korea. Included in the memo is background on the fundamental ideology of North Korea, focused primarily on the concept of "Juche." This memo also analyzes how China views North Korea and vice versa. Finally, the memo concludes with realistic expectations for the future and U.S. policy options. 

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