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NORTH KOREA- In photos released on April 10, 2020, the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (center) inspected an artillery exercise by the Korean People's Army (KPA). The North Korean media did not mention the date of the exercise, but it would have taken place on Thursday (9). (NO RESALE)

Kim Jong Un’s ascent to power in North Korea


In her new book, Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer’s Insights into North Korea’s Enigmatic Young Dictator (Ballantine Books), Brookings Senior Fellow Jung Pak describes the rise of North Korea’s ruler. In this episode, she is interviewed by Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon.

Also on this episode, Senior Fellow Sarah Binder offers four lessons about how Congress has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, and what may follow.

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