A North Korea Discussion Without Craziness

6 Jan

Korea DividedKEI’s Korean Kontext talks about North Korea After Kim Jong-il, and it’s worth
listening for Aiden Foster-Carter about regime change alone. Foster-Carter talks about two possibilities: popular rebellion (not very likely); or, a revolt in the family or among the military and government officials (much more likely).

I doubt neoconservative diehards will take Foster-Carter’s savaging of ROK President Lee Myung-bak’s North Korea policies easily, but he does make a good case why the South Koreans erred and gave China a gift.

FYI: Aiden Foster-Carter’s one-year old “A Korean Counterfactual

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