about Living with Dictators
The world is at a dangerous tipping point. It has become clear that many of us face living under an autocracy as opposed to a democracy in the near future. We are seeing that dictators are on the rise all over the world, and they seriously threaten our freedom, liberty and democratic values.
There have been many examples throughout history of dictators exercising a tyrannical control over their countries and citizens. The conflict in Europe that we are witnessing in Ukraine echoes events in the 1950s when the communists attempted to conquer Korea. The outcome was an Armistice in 1953 that has led to an uneasy stalemate on the Korean peninsula. The Korean War is technically still being fought between the communist north and the Western allies in the south.
Too few people across the world are aware of the Armistice that only provides a fragile peace. Currently new alliances are building that are a serious threat to the stability of North Asia. This book exposes the hidden pressures that have not yet received much attention. The experts describe the alarming situation that the dictators in the region are moving all of us towards, both today and for the future.
For many years now the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and his family dynasty have led a nuclear weapons program that has cast a shadow over the region. It seems that he is enjoying the support of the all-powerful Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, who has recently openly admitted that his goal is to dominate the world.
This book is based on the TV series Issues Alive which was broadcast in the first half of 2022 by NTD Television. As you read it you will realize how timely it is to draw attention to the tinderbox developing on the Korean Peninsula, an impending crisis with the potential to threaten the peace of the entire world.
We were fortunate to enlist the services of the well-known Washington DC political commentator and pundit Frank Gaffney to host the TV series. His insightful discourses with some of the eminent experts in America focus on issues that are going to determine our future in today’s uncertain world. Frank makes us aware of the turmoil in North Asia and his invited guests reflect on the challenges as well as suggesting solutions.
These experts contributed their views from many perspectives. They are informed activists from different walks of life, from political pundits to former ambassadors, from military strategists to high-ranking government officials. They continue to share their experiences and knowledge while fighting for their beliefs and we thank them for sharing their opinions with us.