Environmental engagement with the DPRK based on mutual interests around climate change could offer a path toward regional stability.
In this lecture in the “Global Environmental Politics in the 21st Century” lecture series, Dr Benjamin Habib explores two related sustainability transitions methodologies in agroecology and permaculture. The lecture defines […]
North Korea’s multi-stage long-range rocket test on 7 February, coming soon after its fourth nuclear weapons test in January, has drawn condemnation from the international community. North Korea’s previous nuclear test […]
This article deconstructs United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2094 through the preambulatory statements, objectives, obligations, and implementation and enforcement provisions of UNSC Resolution 2094.
On January 6 the North Korean government announced via Korean Central News Agency that it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test the previous day, building on comments made by DPRK […]
On Wednesday, January 6, the North Korean government announced it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test. This followed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s December 2015 proclamation that the country had […]
The research achievements of La Trobe University academics working in Asian societies and partnerships was presented today at the La Trobe Asia Research Showcase. Academics, including myself, presented our research […]
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The North Korean government recently announced that its nuclear facilities at Yongbyon are fully operational, with the capability […]
The North Korean government would appear to have a compelling prima facie self-interest in participant in the global climate change mitigation and adaptation project centred on the UN Framework Convention […]
Here is my latest article publication building on my work on North Korea and the UNFCCC… Habib, B. (2015) ‘Balance of Incentives: Why North Korea Interacts with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’. Pacific Affairs, 88(1): 75-97.
In this presentation I explore the North Korean government’s commitment to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change through the prism of institutional socialisation theory. Despite complying with its obligations […]
The United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) report into human rights abuses in North Korea, released on Monday by panel chairman Michael Kirby, highlights the impact of the government’s extreme […]
This piece was originally published in the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project – Issue Two published by Sino:NK In mid-2013 I visited Rason for the first time, though not my first […]
My new journal article in Griffith Asia Quarterly… Strategic Player, Economic Outlier: Regional Integration and North Korea’s Place in Northeast Asia DOWNLOAD ARTICLE HERE Abstract: North Korea is an outlier […]
Presentation at Korea Update 2013, Korea Institute, Australian National University, 11th October 2013. — Why does North Korea engage with the international climate change regime, centred on the United Nations […]
Korean Studies Association of Australasia – 8th Biennial Conference, 27-28 June 20113, Australian National University, Canberra. — This project is the latest manifestation of a project that began with my […]
By Benjamin Habib, La Trobe University This article was originally published at The Conversation. Read the original article. — As the first anniversary of Great Leader Kim Jong Il’s death […]
La Trobe University Climate and Society (ENV1CSS) Plennary Lecture #2 Thursday 6th September, La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga Campus — It was my great privilege to deliver the second Climate and […]
BY BEN HABIB. The North Korean government has every reason to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and participate in the global climate change mitigation project. As early as August 2002, […]
BY BEN HABIB. The technical aspects of the failed Unha-3 rocket launch are less interesting than the political undercurrents swirling around this event. The rocket’s explosion has spared the United States and its regional allies some loss of face while for North Korea, it represents a missed opportunity for Pyongyang to maximise its diplomatic and strategic leverage, over and above any threat to Kim Jong-un’s legitimacy as leader.