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Patrick McEachern

Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Patrick McEachern is a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the Wilson Center. A career foreign service officer, he has served in Tokyo, Seoul, Washington, and Bratislava.

Biography

Patrick McEachern is a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the Wilson Center.  He served in the U.S. Embassies in Tokyo, Seoul, and Bratislava.  He worked as an analyst in the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research’s Northeast Asia Division and a Pat Robert Intelligence Scholar.  He speaks Korean and Slovak and holds a PhD from LSU.  He is co-author with Jaclyn McEachern of North Korea, Iran, and the Challenge to International Order (Routledge, 2017) and author of Inside the Red Box: North Korea’s Post-totalitarian Politics (Columbia University Press, 2010) and working on a new book with John Delury on North Korea.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Northeast Asia, Iran, Middle East, Security, Comparative Politics, International Relations

Books

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Articles

Origins of North Korea’s Juche: Colonialism, War and Development (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield)

North Korea’s Internal Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy


Published: Jan 01, 2013 by Origins of North Korea’s Juche: Colonialism, War and Development (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield)
Authors: Patrick McEachern
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

Asian Survey

North Korea's Policy Process: Assessing Institutional Policy Preferences


Published: Jun 01, 2009 by Asian Survey
Authors: Patrick McEachern
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

I argue that North Korean politics is becoming pluralized. Policy outcomes are increasingly shaped by the interaction of the Cabinet, party, and military. Systematic content analysis of domestic articles and speeches suggests that policy preferences vary by institution. Second-echelon divisions are observable and help to shape policy more than has been previously argued.

Journal of East Asian Studies

Interest Groups in North Korean Politics


Published: Jun 01, 2008 by Journal of East Asian Studies
Authors: Patrick McEachern
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

North Korea is often characterized as some form of highly centralized rule: totalitarian, posttotalitarian, corporatist, or personalistic. Much of the current thinking on North Korea's politics does not account for the limited institutional plurality in the system. The article documents how the state's political institutions have changed since the country's founding and highlights the formal and informal roles of each major bureaucracy.

Korea Yearbook

Benchmarks of Economic Reform in North Korea


Published: Jun 01, 2008 by Korea Yearbook
Authors: Patrick McEachern
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Area Studies, Asian Studies

This sketches theoretical expectations of post-Communist economic changes to highlight the importance of North Korean economic changes. It places North Korean economic policy in this context. It compares North Korean actions to not just a single country's economic transition (e.g. China's) but compares them to the common characteristics of all previous post- Communist economic reforms.