Asia Today emphasizes NKIDP project coordinator James Person's analyses on DPRK succession and PRC leverage over Pyongyang

Sep 09, 2010

An article in Asia Today underscored NKIDP project coordinator James Person's analysis that it is unlikely that Kim Jong Il traveled to China to receive blessing for his son's succession. The piece highlights how the misinterpretation of Kim Jong Il's trip to China originates from over exaggerated notions of Chinese leverage over the DPRK among experts in the US.

The article (in Korean) is available from the Asia Today website.

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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant