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Episode 16. The Geopolitics of North Korea

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Rundown:

There are few geopolitical flashpoints in the world more dangerous than North Korea, and with instability at the top of the regime we can add another layer of complexity to an already shaky situation; one that few people truly understand. USA, China, Seoul and Pyongyang all have competing goals and needs to keep their own domestic politics in check, but some of those goals infringe upon others, and with a few minor missteps the Korean peninsula could easily break out in full war again. The difference this time is that there are 60+ nuclear weapons to factor into the equation.

Guests:

Eric Gomez

  • CATO

Jacob Bogle

  • Access DPRK

Soo Kim

  • RAND/CIA/DHS

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