January 22, 2012

Kim Jong-un's Dangerous Brother

Scott Snyder, The Diplomat

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Kim Jong-nam's vocal criticism of his brother's ascension to power in North Korea poses an early challenge to the new leader – and puts China in a tricky position.

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TAGGED: North Korea, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-nam


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