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North Korea’s dynasty enters third generation (Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, Brisbane Times)
Dec.24,2011 An iron hand still rules North Korea’s hermit kingdom despite its ruler’s death, writes Hamish McDonald. (In a wide-ranging article that reveals decades of experience as a North Korea watcher, Sydney Morning Herald’s Asia-Pacific Editor, Hamish McDonald explores … Continue reading
APRIL 29, 2011, 6:46 PM KST Carter Upsets NK Human Rights Activists All week South Koreans watched former U.S. President Jimmy Carter make another trip to North Korea with high curiosity and low expectations. Few people expected the North’s dictator … Continue reading
DESPITE a concerted international effort since the start of the year to soothe heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula, the South Korean government is bracing for a different type of aggravation from Pyongyang: terrorism, perhaps.(The Economist) Continue reading
Hey,Dear Leader & Jr.!Need some extra time to tinker with your nuke program, move your artillery placements, sell off more priceless national assets to China, or execute more of your citizens? How about some meaningless military talks with the South??
Koreas hold first military talks since island attack—Yonhap News (February 8th) http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2011/02/08/84/0301000000AEN20110208006800315F.HTML
‘Why the U.S. will have to accept a nuclear North Korea’—Andrei Lankov—Korean Journal of Defense Analysis
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10163270903087147 Abstract It is often argued that the North Korean regime, if faced with the right combination of pressure and concessions, will surrender its nuclear program. This article is critical of this viewpoint. Pyongyang’s decision to go nuclear reflects long-term … Continue reading