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An undated photo released  by the KCNA, the state news agency of North Korea, is described as showing the country's leader Kim Jong Un (R), supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, guiding a launching of the medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an unspecified location. EFE

 I am sometimes asked what world figure I would most want to interview. For me, the answer is obvious: Kim Jong Un. The general impression around the globe continues to be that the North Korean leader is crazy, provocative and unpredictable, but I think that he might well be strategic, smart and utterly rational. Since I am unlikely to get that interview, I have decided to imagine it instead.

[OP-ED]: Is Kim Jong Un crazy and unpredictable -- or smart and strategic?

 09/25/2017 - 10:46
An undated photo released  by the KCNA, the state news agency of North Korea, is described as showing the country's leader Kim Jong Un (R), supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, guiding a launching of the medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an unspecified location. EFE

 I am sometimes asked what world figure I would most want to interview. For me, the answer is obvious: Kim Jong Un. The general impression around the globe continues to be that the North Korean leader is crazy, provocative and unpredictable, but I think that he might well be strategic, smart and utterly rational. Since I am unlikely to get that interview, I have decided to imagine it instead.

[OP-ED]: ¿Será que Kim Jong Un sea loco e impredecible o inteligente y estratégico?

 09/25/2017 - 10:38
La agencia noticiosa estatal de Corea del Norte (KCNA, publicó una foto sin fecha mostrando al líder del país, Kim Jong Un (R), observando un lanzamiento del cohete balístico estratégico de mediano a largo alcance Hwasong-12 en un lugar no especificado. EFE 

A veces me preguntan a qué figura mundial desearía más entrevistar. Para mí la respuesta resulta obvia: Kim Jong Un. La impresión general alrededor del mundo continúa siendo que el líder de Corea del Norte está loco, es provocativo e impredecible, pero yo pienso que también tal vez sea estratégico, inteligente y totalmente racional. Dado que no es probable que obtenga esa entrevista, he decidido imaginarla.