Regions / North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Czech leader Vaclav Havel, although political opposites, shared some things in common.
The West tries to reassure itself that North Korea's nuclear weapons won't get lost in the shuffle of succession.
The Obama administration has achance to use the death of Kim Jong Il to open a new chapter in its relationship with North Korea.
At present, it's unclear whether or not Kim Jong-un is the military's leader of choice.
Kim Jong-un may be modeling himself afer his country's founder, Kim Il-sung.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Czech leader Vaclav Havel occupied the opposite ends of the political continuum.
North Korea seeks to avert the internal turmoil which followed the death of Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il's father.
If anyone poses a threat with electromagnetic pulse weapons, it's not Iran, but the United States.
Lately North Korea and Burma have found themselves in the good graces of other states.
The United States has failed in its policies to punish, isolate, and otherwise push North Korea toward collapse. Perhaps it should try engagement instead.