'Barbecue Diplomacy' and The Future of North Korea

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A North Korean soldier looks at the South side. (JUNG YEON-JE/Getty)

A day after the announcement of the death of dictator Kim Jong-il, around the world, all eyes are on North Korea. More specifically, the world is closely watching the deceased leader's heir apparent, his youngest son Kim Jong-un. Last year, Kim Jong-un was named a 4-star general and vice chairman of the National Defense Commission. After a period of mourning, he's expected to take full power of North Korea.

Will a new generation of leadership bring a changes to the isolated power? Karin Lee, executive director of National Committee on North Korea, discusses what possible changes will take place in North Korea.

 Bob Egan, owner of Cubby’s Barbeque in Hackensack, New Jersey and author of "Eating With the Enemy: How I Waged Peace with North Korea from My BBQ Shack in Hackensack" also shares his understanding of the inner workings of North Korean leadership.

Guests:

Robert Egan and Karin Lee

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

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