The New Cold War in Asia?
June 14, 2011
The most likely crisis that the next presidents of the United States, China, and South Korea will encounter at some point after they each take offi ce in 2012 will be North Korean instability. This could occur as a result of the death of the ailing leader Kim Jong-il and a failed succession attempt by his not yet 30-year-old son. Or, instability could result from continued North Korean belligerence that escalates out of control.