December 07, 2023

How long until North Korea collapses? Eleven defector perspectives

In first of ten part series, eleven defectors share their thoughts on the future of the North Korean regime

Predicting North Korea's collapse has for decades been a popular topic among pundits and specialists worldwide – albeit normally one of subsequent embarrassment when things don't go quite as thought.

Milestone events like the death of Kim Il Sung in 1994 and Kim Jong Il in 2011 led many observers to believe a collapse was imminent, but North Korea's rugged persistence continues to show just how little the outside world really knows.