31 Jan '17, 11am

VOA via SWJ: Is North Korea’s Collapse Imminent? https://t.co/ccYYaSXp5y

Is North Korea’s Collapse Imminent? Jenny Lee, Voice of America Despite a growing narrative that North Korea might be teetering on the verge of collapse, there is a lack of consensus among U.S. experts on the imminent downfall of the reclusive regime. Talks of a possible near-term regime collapse resurfaced among North Korea watchers when Thae Yong Ho, a high-level defector, said recently that the influx of information from outside the country and expansion of market activities within it are sapping traditional structures of the North Korean system. The regime is “crumbling” and the days of Kim Jong Un's leadership are “numbered,” said North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom, prior to defecting with his family to South Korea in 2016. “Low-level dissent or criticism of the regime, until recently unthinkable, is becoming more frequent [among North Korea's elite...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/is-north-korea%E2%80%99s...

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