North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known for governing with a tight grip over his citizens. However, a major foreign policy pundit has suggested that regime could end with a “spark” after the Hermit Kingdom is facing one of its worst crises in the past decade.
According to the Financial Times, Tae Yong-ho has warned that Kim’s hold on power is more tenuous than it may appear. Tae is not stranger to North Korean politics; in fact, he used to serve as a diplomatic envoy for “three generations of Kim dynasty rulers.” In 2016, he was serving as the deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he defected with his family from the communist regime. He is one of the most prominent North Korean defectors in the world, and now is a strong critic of the government.