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What’s in a name? (North Korea edition)

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Jacob welcomes Rodger back onto the podcast to talk about North Korea’s recent decision to call South Korea by its official name – as well as its abandonment of reunification as its most important geopolitical goal. They explore the potential ramifications of that for North Korea, South Korea, and Japan, before thinking through scenarios for the Korean peninsula in the context of U.S. elections. They close with Rodger’s thoughts on demographics, democratization of military tech, and the Arctic.



(00:00) - Intro

(01:05) - North Korea 

(13:10) – South Korea

(18:30) – Nuclear proliferation/

(23:15) – Internal DPRK dynamics

(29:29) - U.S. election scenarios

(33:38) – DPRK v ROK war

(35:47) – Rodger’s macro view


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