CogitAsia Podcast: Human Rights in North Korea & China’s Island Building

In this week’s show, we speak with Justice Michael Kirby, the Chair of the United Nations Inquiry on human rights in the DPRK, about the recent landmark U.N. Commission of Inquiry into the plight of North Korea’s citizens. Then we discuss groundbreaking satellite imagery of China’s land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea and what it means in the ongoing multi-nation sovereignty dispute over the Spratly Islands with Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Director of CSIS’s Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and Mr. Gregory Poling, Fellow with the CSIS Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies. We also cover the region’s leading news, profile Timor-Leste’s new prime minister Rui Araujo and highlight our One to Watch. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Audio edited by Samuel Ellis. Produced by Jeffrey Bean.

To learn more about the ongoing search for Amelia Earhart’s crash site mentioned in the one to watch, visit here and here.


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