Dec. 7, 2020

Episode 16: Glimpses of the Hermit Kingdom with Ben Zimmer

Episode 16: Glimpses of the Hermit Kingdom with Ben Zimmer

With so limited information about North Korea, why are the issues surrounding the Hermit Kingdom important for the future of regional security in Asia and the fight against totalitarianism? We invite a former guest Ben Zimmer back to share with us more about the history of North Korean leaders, as well as the economic hardships, nuclear threats, and human rights abuses of the authoritarian DPRK regime.

Supplementary links:
Liberty in North Korea
Database Center for North Korean Human Rights
Commission of Inquiry into North Korean Human Rights (UN Human Rights Council)
38 North (Stimson Center)
Daily NK (Defector-run North Korea News site based in Seoul)
Wilson Center's North Korea International Documentation Project
NK News

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