February 25, 2024
Interviews

British academic: U.S. security perspectives skew N. Korea analysis

Long-time DPRK watcher holds off predictions; says scholars ‘aren’t very good’ at them

A big problem with analysis of North Korea is that it emphasizes security, particularly from the perspective of the United States, a British academic told NK News.

This means that important aspects of the scholarship on the North are neglected, and that mistaken predictions, particularly of the North’s impending collapse, are all too common.