April 18, 2013

What's behind the North Korean crisis?

Despite online notoriety, the recluse nation remains elusive to the rest of the world.

An undated picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 16 April 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un applauding while watching a celebration of the Day of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea. EPA/KCNA

Never before has news on North Korea been talked about so much via social media. But Kim Jong Un memes and viral videos aside, how should other nations respond to North Korea’s threats of war? And how likely could change in North Korea come from its own people? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Mike Kim @mikekimnk
Author, 'Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World’s Most Repressive Country'

Sokeel Park @sokeel
Director, Research and Strategy at LiNK

Christine Ahn @christineahn
Executive Director, Korea Policy Institute

Tim Shorrock @timothys

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.


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