April 24, 2024

Why Kim Jong Un has little reason to fear a Wagner-style rebellion

North Korea has taken systematic steps to guard against regime change, even at the cost of military effectiveness

Over the weekend, the world watched with a mixture of fascination and bewilderment as the Wagner Group, the infamous Russian paramilitary organization, seized control of two cities in an audacious coup attempt — only for the group’s commander to abruptly call off the entire endeavor a day later.

North Korea quickly voiced support for Russian leader Vladimir Putin, expressing confidence that Russian forces would defeat the Wagner Group rebellion.

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