What the hell is going on in North Korea? Is Kim Jong Un really executing people using piranha-filled tanks? Recent reports state that the North Korean regime is carrying out executions and purges over the failure to reach a nuclear agreement with the Trump administration.

On their second episode of “What the Hell Is Going On?” Danielle Pletka and Marc Thiessen discuss North Korea with AEI’s Nicholas Eberstadt. The three cover what might happen to someone who falls out of favor with the North Korean regime, the future of US-North Korea nuclear talks, life in one of Kim’s gulags, and the likelihood of North Korean denuclearization.

Nicholas Eberstadt is the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at AEI, where he researches and writes extensively on international security in the Korean peninsula and Asia. He is the author of the book “The End of North Korea” and a founding board member of the US Committee on Human Rights in North Korea.

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