Recently, North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un made headlines for something unexpected, he went missing.
For weeks, no one saw him in public & the North Korean media & government said nothing about where he was.
It became massive international news & rumours started swirling. Is Kim Jong-un dead? Is he in a coma? Did he have an operation that went badly? Has Kim Jong-un caught coronavirus?
But, they weren’t the only questions being asked.
If Kim’s no longer the Supreme Leader what happens next & would it be the end of North Korea as we know it?
I decided to get in touch with some experts to find out more about North Korea itself & what the future holds.
Reporting/Producing/GFX by Nicholas Maher, Behind the News
Special thanks to:
Bill Birtles - China Correspondent, ABC
Dr Malcolm Davis - Senior Analyst in Defence, Strategy & Capability, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr Leonid Petrov - Korean Studies Researcher, Lecturer, ICMS & Visiting Fellow, ANU
Sean King, Senior VP, Park Strategies & Affiliated Scholar at University of Notre Dame Liu Institute
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