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The Korea Now Podcast

Mar 28, 2019

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Andrew Scobell. They speak about the rise of China, its expanding militarism in Southeast Asia, the Belt and Road Initiative and other aspects of regional economic interdependence, how the changing face of China is affecting North Korea, the history and fraught alliance between the two countries, what China wants from North Korea, how Pyongyang has managed to leverage its weakness against its much stronger neighbour, the risks that North Korea presents to Chinese stability, and the future of the relationship.

Andrew Scobell is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, former-professor of international affairs at the George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Service, a former-research professor in the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College, and a former-director of the China certificate program at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Pertinent to this podcast, and Andrew’s work on China and North Korea, a list of his recent publications can be found at:

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