1/5: Can two Koreas overcome differences?

Moderated by Rick Badie

The death of Korean dictator Kim Jong Il ushered in a new leader and extended the Kim family’s control of North Korea to a third generation. Kim Jong Un, the dictator’s 28-year-old son, has ascended to power. That has left many wondering what’s next for the isolated country. Today, a Georgia professor and a diplomat offer their perspectives on the leadership change.

What do you think?

12 comments Add your comment

Not Blind

January 5th, 2012
5:13 pm

Just what we need, the whole country reunited under the north’s regime.

Beligerant Hegemon

January 5th, 2012
4:49 pm

Of course the two Koreas can iron out their problems. The reality is that the US and all the vested interests (military industrial complex, etc.) will never let them. There is far too much money to be made in the death and destruction business to ever let peace break out for very long. Of course the N. Korean leadership has its issues, but left to their own devices, without the beligerant meddling of the US and the 30,000 soldiers who have no business being there, they could force the hand of their leadership and reunite the peninsula. Don’t count on the warmonger Obama to ever encourage this.