Episode 54: North Korea's top defector speaks his mind

Thae Yong-ho, North Korea’s highest ranking defector, joins us in the studio to share his unique insights into North Korean society and how it’s been shaped by the Kim family.

He also sheds light on North Korea’s nuclear program, Pyongyang’s relations with the US and China, and what a more “positive” future for the Korean peninsula might look like. Presented by Peter Clarke. An Asia Institute podcast. Produced by profactual.com. Music by audionautix.com.


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