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How does North Korea retain control over its 25 million people, and is that control administered on a day-to-day basis?
These questions drove scholar Benjamin Silberstein’s interest in the DPRK, and on this week’s episode he discusses the country’s powerful police state, the importance of Songbun, and broader issues of law and order in North Korea.
Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein is a 2019 Templeton Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, editor of North Korea Economy Watch, and a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.
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 interviews with leading experts and analysts in the field and insight from our very own journalists.