April 05, 2020

It’s time to stop trying to predict North Korea’s collapse
Choi Sun-sil's collapse theory was rooted in Shamanism, many analyst's predictions are just as shaky
Everyone is interested in the notion that North Korea is on the verge of collapse. The idea has been around a long time, certainly since the early 1990s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, if not before. Peter Hayes and David F. von Hippel, writing in 2011 commented:"‘Collapsists” have been arguing since the end of the Cold War that the DPRK 'is about to collapse.'  Indeed, one