On June 28th, NKSIS (Mr. Yun-keol Lee, the Chairman) and Institute for Far Eastern Studies (Mr. Yong-bong Chung, the Executive Director) co-hosted an academic seminar at the Educational Center in Los Angeles, California. The seminar addressed the "Emergence of 3rd hereditary succession system and the possibility of Jasmine Revolution in Pyongyang."
Mr. Chung of Institute for Far Eastern Studies In LA invited Mr. Lee of NKSIS, Kyu-bok Hwang, the former professor of KAIST and Mr. Seh-Chul Ok, the Editor of ChoongAng Daily, U.S. Edition. The seminar was attended by more than 250 Korean-Americans and was conducted by a journalist ,Hong-jin Byun, oined by 250 Korean-Americans who were concerned about North Korean currents.
Chairman Lee said during his speech, "As the 3rd hereditary successor establishes, the cases of tyrannical control over the people and human rights infringement are increasing. Given current circumstances, we cannot expect the likes of Jasmine Revolution to take place in Pyongyang."
He also said that this is the reason why we desperately need right strategy in response. "We must reexamine our strategy." He also criticised the lack of provision on our side, saying, "The North has specialized units of elite hackers preparing thoroughly for cyber warfares. They even possess detailed information of our nuclear facilities such as the nuclear reactors."
Finally, he emphasized the need to know our enemy, challenging the South, "We must concentrate on attaining high-level strategic intelligence such as the structure of the governmental system and the hidden agenda behind their policies. we must reexamine our strategic mode of response. Only than will there be a possiblity of civil upsrise in North Korea."
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