On April 25, Dr. Duk H. Kim, Dept. of Political Science, St. Ambrose University presented an interesting lecture on North Korea: its political history as well as relations with South Korea, Japan, China and the US. Dr. Kim began by giving a general background of North Korea’s history and explained how specific events and political interests have impacted the present situation. Audience members could clearly understand the bigger picture of what is happening by first understanding North Korea’s most recent leadership, their relationship with South Korea and China as well as past efforts by the international community to stop North Korea from growing in power.
The talk also explored possible reasons for North Korea’s actions, potential goals, as well as possible reasons for China’s inactivity towards North Korea. Dr. Kim allowed for people to ask questions and helped people further understand why things might be happening the way they are.
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