In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Washington Post journalist and Beijing bureau chief Anna Fifield about her new book, “The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong-Un.” Morell and Fifield discuss her years of reporting from inside Pyongyang and her conversations with the North Korean leader’s elusive inner circle. She describes how she obtained first-hand accounts of Kim’s childhood and family relationships. Fifield also details some of Kim’s early, formative experiences and the sometimes brutal ways he managed to consolidate and maintain power.
October 20, 2021
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with David McCloskey, a former CIA analyst and author of “Damascus Station,” a fictional spy novel centered on the…