The Art of the Reasonable in North Korea

Farley, Robert
December 2011
World Politics Review (Selective Content);12/21/2011, p1
The article offers the author's insights on the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The author says that Kim Jong Il failed to adjust to the post-Cold War and was devoted to a nuclear weapons program which gave the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) no strategic advantage to its international isolation. He mentions that analysts noted the new North Korean leadership will attempt to demonstrate military tensions with Japan or South Korea.


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