Former British Chargé d’Affaires and Consul General in Pyongyang, North Korea
Dr. James Hoare retired from the British Diplomatic Service in 2003. His last appointment was as a British Chargé d’Affaires and Consul General in Pyongyang.He now writes and broadcasts about East Asia. His recent publications are; A Political and Economic Dictionary of East Asia (Routledge, 2005) and North Korea in the 21st Century: An Interpretative Guide (Global Oriental 2005), both written with his wife, Susan Pares. Also,he is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and Consultant on Security in East Asia.