UCLA Radio - The Diplomat, March 18, 2008
Re-post from UCLA Radio's The Diplomat by Carey Shenkman.
Carey Shenkman follows up with a gripping story from the 2008 Burkle Center Conference: former Thai Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon gives some inside looks into his personal experience with a government that is opaque to the rest of the world.
Tune in for some laughs about the practices of the North Korean government, from demanding gifts for the long-deceased Kim Il-Sung (that would take 2 years to examine, apparently) to banning the use of cell phones. However, in dining with a senior official, Mr. Suphamongkhon learns some striking, insider perceptions of the US government's role in Iraq and the region... that you won't hear anywhere else.