Baton Rouge, La — While the nation continues to monitor the nuclear threats presented by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, LSU Associate Professor of Political Science David Sobek is keeping a close eye on the escalating threats as well.
He thinks the main problem and driving force behind the provocation is that Kim Jong Un is insecure. Sobek says he's making these threats to try to hold onto power.
"This is a young leader - a new leader - who is facing an upcoming famine in the summer, and he needs to rally both the population and the militarily behind him,” stated Sobek.
Sobek thinks North Korea could try some type of military stunt, but he says the country's end game is to try to stabilize the current regime's power.