Why, North Korea?

October 19, 2017

"We have to remember the nuclear crisis is about the Korean peninsula, not about the U.S."

With these sobering words, B. R. Myers, a professor of international studies at Dongseo University in South Korea, explored North Korea's nuclear program, its motivations for pursuing what the world deems an extremely radical course of action, and offered a thoughtful analysis of the major players' policy options. Over the course of nearly two hours, Prof. Myers took an audience of nearly 100 students, scholars, and community members on a reflective journey through a regime that has defied global expectations time and again across many generations. With a nuanced and frank understanding of both North Korean propaganda and South Korean politics and history, the audience gleaned new insights into the current situation that will shape discussions of the subject well into the future.

For more, see the full article at Duke Today.