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Tag: Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Nam: the Half-Blood Prince
In 1999, at age 28, he was DPRK’s ambassador to Cambodia; in 2000, to Iran. At age 30 he was head of a committee on computing…
The Bait-and-Switch of Lee Hee-ho
Kim Jong Un invited Lee Hee-ho to visit him in Pyongyang over August 5−8, then promptly retracted the invitation at the least convenient time.
Kenneth Bae: Longest-Serving North Korean Prisoner
In a perfect world, you would have heard about Kenneth Bae long before spectators and gawkers to the world arena were haranguing Dennis Rodman to petition on his behalf.
Supreme Leader’s Mysterious Wife
Regardless of her glamor, Sol Ju is still subject to punishment under the strict rule of the state. She has disappeared twice in 2012 and 2013…
And In Other News…
In other news, North Korea has stymied South Korea’s suggestion for family reunions, for the time being; citizens are preparing fertilizer for the upcoming planting season; encouraged by Rodman, Japanese lawmaker Antonio Inoki plans to open a Sports Peace Community Association office in Pyongyang…
Blood and Dementia: Rodman Blesses the Dictator
Well, it has come and passed: Dennis Rodman has, with Paddy Power’s underwriting, staged a couple rounds of basketball for Supreme Leader’s 31st birthday.
Exactly Who’s In Charge?
New Focus International, founded by Jang Jin Sung (read up on him!), published its own analysis of the events leading up to the purge of Jang Song Taek and its fallout.
The Tragedy of Hyon Song Wol
Subject of rumor and political persecution, Hyon Song Wol is one example of genuine talent snuffed out by the general meanness of humanity.
Witch Hunts in Full Swing, and Happy New Year
It’s the new year, in the US as in North Korea! What’s in the news lately? Dennis Rodman isn’t. Raise a glass and cheer.
DPRK Calls Everyone Home
Following the execution of Jang Song Taek, one of the more radical changes to take place in DPRK policy is in calling everyone back home. Originally Kim Jong Un ordered all North Korean businessmen to return from China.
Slow News Week for North Korea
Paddy Power, a large and popular Irish booking agency, has declined to underwrite any further trips to North Korea for Rodman.