North Korea after the Death of Kim Jong-Il

North Korea after the Death of Kim Jong-Il

What the death of the mysterious dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il, means for the region, China and the U.S.

Nuclear armed North Korea has a new leader, Kim Jong Eun, and most of the world knows almost nothing about him. He’s the third and youngest son of Kim Jong Il who died Saturday. Kim Jong Eun was his father’s choice to succeed him and in recent months had made a number of public appearances,but preparations for his succession were not at all complete. No one knows what kind of leader he’ll be, and perhaps more crucially, whether he’ll able to win the support of his father’s inner circle: Join us for a conversation on the new regime in North Korea.


Doug Paal

vice president for studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Evan Ramstad

reporter, Wall Street Journal

Sarah Yun

director of public affairs and regional issues, Korean Economic Institute

Robert Gallucci

president, MacArthur Foundation
former dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University,
and assistant Secretary of State and lead negotiator in the Clinton Administration's 1994 Agreed Framework with North Korea.

Jonathan Pollack

senior fellow, foreign policy, John L. Thornton China Center,
The Brookings Institution

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