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Kim Watch: North Koreans have a new father
Scenarios for the stalemate over North Korea
Kim Jong-un continues to provoke the international community, while Beijing and Washington seem powerless to stop the development of North Korea’s nuclear program. The complex web of interests and commitments in the region makes it hard to see a way to defuse the crisis, but it also seems unlikely that ...
Kim Watch: Kim Jong-un brings back the ‘pleasure squad’
He waited five years to do it, but Kim Jong-un finally followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by creating a harem for himself.
Kim Jong-nam murder challenges China
For decades, China has put up with the antics of the Kim family in Pyongyang to keep the Korean peninsula divided. But the spectacular murder of dictator Kim Jong-un’s half brother may have stretched Beijing’s patience to the breaking point.
In North Korea, no one wants to stay in heaven
A surge of high-profile defections has struck at the heart of Kim Jong-un’s regime. They contradict Pyongyang’s propaganda, which calls North Korea a “heaven” on earth, and even threaten the dictator’s personal income. Kim Jong-un’s solution? Increasingly brutal methods for punishing the “traitors.”