With the obsessive personality cult surrounding the Kim family dynasty, repressive economic and cultural policies, an appalling human rights record, and a belligerent relationship with the West, North Korea is the world's most isolated and controversial state. How has this nation been able to survive as it has for over 60 years?
Victor Cha is the former director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council, where he served as an adviser to the president from 2004 to 2007. He currently holds the D. S. Song Chair in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Speaker: Victor D. Cha
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
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