Rice political scientist available to discuss situation in North Korea

Jeff Falk

Amy Hodges

Rice political scientist available to discuss situation in North Korea

HOUSTON — (April 2, 2013) — As the U.S. takes steps to more closely monitor North Korea’s military moves, Rice political scientist Ric Stoll is available to discuss what can be expected in the weeks ahead.

“There is some danger in the current situation with North Korea, and it is always hazardous to make assumptions about what drives this country,” Stoll said. “I believe the new leader is trying to project the image of being strong and in control, but hopefully, he and his supporters will realize that any military conflict involving the Koreas is very likely to result in the end of North Korea.”

Stoll is the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice and is a scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. His research focuses on forecasting terrorism and the quantitative study of international conflict, using both statistical analysis and computer simulation. He is regularly quoted by local and national media outlets on issues involving national security and international conflict. For more information, visit www.bakerinstitute.org/personnel/rice-scholars/rstoll.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Stoll, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6775 or jfalk@rice.edu.


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