Full coverage: Kim Jong Il | 1942-2011
December 19, 2011
Kim, 69, defied and baffled world with his nuclear aims and bizarre actions. His death creates uncertainty about the future direction of the isolated nation.
October 14, 2010
Stories arise of sour grapes in the Kim family and abuse of farming officials who protested actions linked to the building of the future leader's estate.
October 9, 2010
A military parade marks the 65th anniversary of the ruling Worker's Party and honors the successor to Kim Jong Il.
September 29, 2010
The events are another sign that the mysterious young man will soon succeed his father to become the next leader of North Korea.
January 10, 2010
Demick's account of the ordinary lives of North Koreans is a "piercing account" of their daily ordeals.
July 4, 2005
Hunger is driving North Koreans to capitalistic enterprises and weakening the communist regime's iron grip.
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