March 4, 2012

Kim Jong-un: A North Korean Corleone

Sheena Greitens, New York Times

AP Photo

How the new leader combines the roles of head of state and mafia don will influence the regime's future behavior.

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TAGGED: North Korea, Kim Jong-un


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Dealing With Pyongyang
Japan Times
The United States and North Korea held two days of talks last week in Beijing - the first such talks between the two countries since the death of North Korea's long-time leader, Kim Jong Il, in December. The talks were a... more ››
February 28, 2012
Is Iran Another North Korea?
Elise Labott, Security Clearance
The United States is now trying to walk back a North Korean nuclear program that has matured while the international community allowed the regime to play for time to build a nuke under the guise of talking.Is the U.S. now... more ››
February 26, 2012
Stop Playing Pyongyang's Game
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We don't think anything has changed in Korea, since the December accession of Kim Jong-il's third son (after his father’s return to the dynasty's home planet). But we can’t know even such simple and necessary... more ››
February 24, 2012
U.S. Could Break N. Korea By Dumping $100 Bill
David Wolman, Time
So then. At the risk of infuriating cash-hoarding militia members, anonymity-obsessed ACLU’ers, the U.S. Treasury, Russian mob, Laundromat owners, and just about every person who has ever hid a purchase from a spouse or income... more ››