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The Freedom Report is a podcast that reports on news from a perspective of economic freedom and personal liberty.

September 12, 2016

North Korea and Libertarian Foreign Policy: Ideals vs. Realities

News of North Korea's recent nuclear tests have drawn attention to the hermit kingdom as of late. President Obama claimed in a response that the United States will never accept North Korea as a nuclear state. Libertarians have long held heated foreign policy debates centering around this individual threat, with Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson claiming it's America's #1 threat to national security. But will cooler, more non-interventionist heads prevail? 

Austin Petersen, host of the Freedom Report podcast on The Libertarian Republic news sites discusses the past and present histories in the nearly century-long conflict that pits ideals against realities. Hard power vs. soft power, diplomacy vs. bombs. What will be the outcome of the struggle on the Korean peninsula? Will the Un dynasty end in war, or dissolve into a humanitarian crisis that will stretch the limits of international aid and outreach. All this and more on the Freedom Report podcast. 

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