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The Latest Diplomatic Tactic: Make-Believe

North Korea has a long history of being a malevolent nation. The communist dictatorship was first placed on the State Department’s list of terrorist-supporting nations in 1987, after it bombed a South Korean jetliner– an attack that followed years of North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens. But now, North Korea has been granted its most […]

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A Stroke of Good Luck

Free countries, when faced with the incapacitation or even death of a leader, do not fold like a house of cards. But news of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il’s apparent incapacitation from stroke is threatening to drive North Korean affairs into chaotic uncertainty. US and Chinese officials are particularly nervous about the impact the destitute […]