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  • North Korea parties likes it's 1934

     
    Kim Jong Il's country is ordered to have a grand time marking the 65th anniversary of the imposition of rule by his father's Worker's Party....
  • Kim Jong Eun's creepy debutant ball

     
    For a dictator/national savior-in-waiting, this is more like it: North Korean leader Kim Jong Il presided over a military parade Sunday alongside his youngest son and eventual successor in a massive coming-out party for the newly anointed and still-...
  • Kim Jong Il dies at 69; North Korean leader

    Kim Jong Il dies at 69; North Korean leader
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the mercurial strongman who styled himself as a "Dear Leader" while ruling over an impoverished police state, died at 69, according to North Korean state media. Kim was believed to have suffered from multiple chronic...
  • A 'nothing personal' foreign policy

    A 'nothing personal' foreign policy
    When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently broached the subject of Kim Jong Il's succession, she was criticized for speaking about a topic some thought was better left untouched. Clinton should indeed have refrained from talking about Kim's...
  • Hostages of the Hermit Kingdom

    Hostages of the Hermit Kingdom
    We arrived at the frozen river separating China and North Korea at 5 o'clock on the morning of March 17. The air was crisp and still, and there was no one else in sight. As the sun appeared over the horizon, our guide stepped onto the ice. We followed...
  • Smart sanctions vs. dumb bombs

    U.S. foreign policy has its own fads and fashions. They change more slowly than Oscar-night sensations, but get reputations that are harder to shake. At the moment, economic sanctions have a bad rap. And that's a shame, because financial sanctions are...
  • New York Philharmonic to play in North Korea

    New York Philharmonic to play in North Korea
    Not since 1950 when the U.S. Army briefly captured Pyongyang during the Korean War have so many Americans descended on the world's most reclusive, anti-U.S. capital. This time, though, the invasion is not military, but musical. A 747 jumbo jet from...
  • McCain's mixed signals on foreign policy

    Sen. John McCain is well-known for scorching denunciations of Democrats, who he says would raise the "white flag of surrender" by cutting off funds for U.S. troops in Iraq. But 15 years ago, it was McCain himself who startled colleagues by proposing to...
  • North Korea's mysterious power broker

    He is an enigma from the world's most secretive state, a behind-the-scenes political operative known mostly as a trusted brother-in-law to North Korean strongman Kim Jong Il. But Jang Song Taek has recently emerged as a decisive player in the drama of...
  • Chronology of North Korean nuclear activities

    A timeline of nuclear weapons development in North Korea: • 1986: North Korea starts operation of a 5-megawatt nuclear reactor at Yongbyon after seven years of construction with Soviet help. • 1993: North Korea says it will quit the Nuclear...
  • Positive signs in North Korea

    Symbolism matters in diplomacy, and that's why recent developments in North Korea policy are worth applauding -- softly. President Bush's decision to set aside his loathing and send a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il represents a triumph of...