When a dictator dies, it’s a good time to be a geostrategic analyst. Wikistrat actually ran a simulation about the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il last year so I was able to quote a bit from their work in my Atlantic Sentinel article about the news. This was republished today in The Seoul Times.
I considered China’s role in particular for De Dagelijkse Standaard (“The Daily Standard”), a right wing Dutch blog. It’s the North’s only ally and friend and could play a key role if there is a chaotic transfer of power in the days and weeks ahead.
Anticipating the worst, I’m currently writing an article about how a Second Korean War could unfold. Stay tuned!