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Purges, détente, and spy games: N. Korea, past and present – NKNews Podcast Ep.41
Purges, détente, and spy games: N. Korea, past and present – NKNews Podcast Ep.41
Ambassador Ra Jong-yil shares his thoughts on the DPRK leadership and prospects for peace
October 15th, 2018

Month in Review

Nine years old at the start of the Korean War, Ra Jong-yil has seen the ebbs and flows of inter-Korean relations since the peninsula was divided.

This historical outlook has given him much perspective in which to view the current atmosphere of reconciliation and what’s driving the North Korean regime to “come out” to the world. But Ambassador Ra also says there’s plenty of reasons to be pessimistic.

In this podcast, we explore the problems with present conceptualizations of Korean reunification, learn about the human face behind the Rangoon bombing of 1983, weigh Jang Sung-taek’s options prior to his assassination, and much more.

Ra Jong-yil is a former South Korean ambassador to Japan and the United Kingdom and former head of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service.

About the podcast: The “North Korea News Podcast” is a weekly podcast hosted exclusively by NK News, covering all things DPRK: from news to extended interview with leading experts and analysts in the field and insight from our very own journalists.

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