It’s Caligula Jr. over there. Yet another high ranking figure in North Korea has been executed. At some point, one of these guys is going to shoot first. This could happen anytime, but I predict that Kim will be assassinated within a decade.
There is no Kim in position to be put in place as replacement emperor. So who takes over?
I see only two options: the military seizes power, or the Kim oligarchy seizes power.
In either case, there are two further options: the government continues the Kim style of dictatorship, or it decides, “You know, fuck this, let’s join the rest of the world.”
My view is that the military takes power, and that they promote someone to be the figurehead in a Kim-style dictatorship, and that they continue to oppose any realistic agreements with the remainder of the world.