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Talking to North Korea: Ending the Nuclear Standoff

News of a book launch and talk at Bookmarks:

Talking to North Korea: Ending the Nuclear Standoff

Thursday 08 November 6.30
With Glyn Ford
Bookmarks | 1 Bloomsbury Street | London WC1B 3QE |
Admission £2.00 Payable on door
Reserve your place here or call 020 7637 1848

Talking to North KoreaNorth Korea’s regime is often called ‘crazy’. But what if we tried to understand the motivations of its leadership? This provocative insider account challenges the media myths which paint North Korea as a rogue state run by a mad leader, myths which are invoked by Western governments to support sanctions or even a military strike against the country. Informed by extraordinary direct access to the leadership of the DPRK, Glyn Ford investigates the internal logic of the regime, providing game-changing insights. Acknowledging that North Korea is a deeply flawed state with an atrocious record on human rights, he shows that sections of the leadership are in fact desperate to modernise and end its isolation.

Glyn Ford is Director of Track2Asia, a representative on Labour’s National Policy Forum and a member of the Labour Party’s International Committee. He is the author of Talking to North Korea (Pluto, 2018) and North Korea on the Brink (Pluto, 2007) (LKL review here). He has visited North Korea almost 50 times as an MEP amongst other professional capacities.

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