"Avoiding the Apocalypse is unique in its breadth and rigor and essential reading for anyone interested in the future of Korea."
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Former Senior Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist of the World Bank
"Marcus Noland has managed to integrate the political and economic stories of both North and South Korea in one most useful volume.... Noland's account offers especially timely insights and guidance."
Robert B. Zoellick
"... [This] encyclopedic coverage of the two Korean economies... will be widely read and cited."
Chairman and CEO of the Institute for Global Economics and former Minister of Finance of the Republic of South Korea
"[The book is] the best I've seen on the subject."
The Korea Society
and former US Ambassador to the Republic of South Korea
"The best way to ... [be prepared for the worst] ... is to read "Avoiding the Apocalypse," Marcus Noland�s exhaustive study of the two Koreas and the impact of unification ... "
The Japan Times
"This is a very important book, written by one of the world�s leading experts on the two Koreas. Noland has digested everything that can be relied upon to understand North Korea and made it widely accessible."
Lawrence B. Krause
University of California, San Diego
The Journal of Asian Studies