What it’s Like to be Kim Jong-un

  1. Option one is a nuclear war, wherein millions are killed in Korea and America. Nobody wants this option but it’s the likely option if nothing is done and tensions continue to rise.
  2. Option two is a failed state scenario in which the Kim Regime loses control and the North Korean state collapses. In this case, millions of refugees flow to South Korea, China, Russia, and possibly even Japan while hardliners in North Korea vie for power in far more brutal ways than the Kim Regime must currently employ to stay in power. This is what happens when you refuse to “legitimize” the Kim Regime.
  3. Option three is the completion of successful nuclear negotiations. In this scenario, we take the steps necessary to make a mutually beneficial deal. North Korea is able to de-nuclearize then develop quickly a la China and Vietnam.

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Katie Evanko-Douglas

Katie Evanko-Douglas

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Trying to help develop safe, inclusive AI by bringing 21st century tech to social science. Nerd for: IR, development/infrastructure and intersectional feminism.