(NK News) This year’s visits by former NBA star Dennis Rodman to North Korea in February and September were “disastrous” for Kim Jong Un, says B.R Myers, associate professor of international studies at Dongseo University.

Speaking to NK News in an extended podcast interview, Myers argues that the decision to allow former NBA star Dennis Rodman to visit North Korea represented a serious blunder on the part of Kim Jong Un.

Myers said that errors such as the Rodman trip “strengthen my conviction that he really is in charge, that he really is pulling the strings”.

“If someone else were pulling the strings for him, they would not have let him do something so stupid, and let him do it twice,” Myers said.

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