Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder is Senior Fellow for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  

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End-of-a-Lifetime Chance

What are the prospects for a unified, nuclear-free Korea?

North Korea declared yesterday that the era of Kim Jong Un, third son of deceased Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, had officially begun. Since state television announced the former leader’s death on Monday (Sunday U.S. time), a group of senior North Korean government officials has stepped in to manage the succession of power, but the country will remain vulnerable as the inexperienced leader tries to maintain the country's precarious position on the world stage.