January 23, 2021

Why Kim Jong Un likely won’t be naming a successor anytime soon

Despite his manifest health issues, the North Korean leader likely knows that doing so could provoke a power struggle

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The recent crisis in North Korea has demonstrated that the country's political system has a serious problem which, we suspect, will not wither away: it does not merely lack a system through which power is transferred, but it is designed in a way which makes it unlikely that such a system will be created.