North Korea’s House of Cards: Understanding the Kim Jong Un Regime

January 8th, 2016

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North Korea watchers have been trying for years to understand the inner workings of the reclusive regime. With the country launching its 4th nuclear test this week, recognizing the structure and motivations of the DPRK leadership is more important than ever.

In this episode, which was recorded prior to the nuclear test, host Jenna Gibson sits down with Ken Gause, director of the International Affairs group at CNA and author of the new book "North Korean House of Cards: Leadership Dynamics Under Kim Jong-un." They discuss Ken's research into the regime, his analysis of recent purges including the execution of Jang Song-thaek, and what to watch out for in the coming months as Kim Jong Un continues to consolidate his power.
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