P&P Live!: Jung Pak - Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights Into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator

Upcoming Event
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 7:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Building from her groundbreaking 2018 Brookings essay, "The Education of Kim Jong Un," Pak offers the most detailed and thorough portrait of the North Korean leader to date. A former CIA analyst who advised top military and government officials, including the Obama White House, Pak draws on her experience and access to classified documents to trace the rise of an enigmatic and surprising leader. Initially written off as unlikely to last, Kim instead has consolidated his power at home through a series of brutal purges while commanding ever more attention on the world stage for his nuclear ambitions. Arguing that he’s still underestimated in the West, Pak illuminates much about Kim’s personality and motivations.


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Politics and Prose Live!
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Non Fiction
Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984819727
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 28th, 2020

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