Annual Koret Conference analyzes North Korea’s future

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"North Korea is at a crossroad," said Myung Hwan Yu, a former South Korean minister of foreign affairs and trade and a visiting scholar with Stanford's Korean Studies Program (KSP), during the keynote address at the annual Koret Conference, DPRK 2012, held on February 24. The conference, organized by KSP, brought together an international panel of Korea scholars and former government officials to discuss the future global and domestic implications of North Korea's current political situation and social conditions.