Dartmouth Professor Predicts Stasis for North Korean Government



Jennifer Lind, assistant professor of government, predicts that forces of stability will keep the North Korean government in the hands of the Kim family. (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Jennifer Lind, assistant professor of government, is the author of “The Once and Future Kim: Succession and Stasis in North Korea,” published October 25, 2010, at the website of the journal Foreign Affairs.

In the article, Lind argues that “North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has anointed his third son, Kim Jong Un, as his successor. Kim Jong Un will have many obstacles to overcome. But powerful forces will encourage stability, and the continued, sorry reign of the Kim family.”

Lind is the author of Sorry States: Apologies in International Politics (Cornell UP, 2008).

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