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Commentary / World Apr 7, 2003

Kim Jong Il vanished to weigh options

SEOUL -- It looks as if U.S. Tomahawk missiles aimed at Iraqi President Saddam Hussein have also spooked the "Great Leader" of North Korea's hunger-stricken regime. Kim Jong Il, chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea, remained hidden from public view for ...

Commentary / World Sep 16, 2002

Dealing with Kim Jong Il

SEOUL -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang on Tuesday represents the biggest step in relations between the two countries since the end of World War II in 1945. Koizumi, though, must keep a cool ...

Commentary / World Jan 7, 2002

More troubling than another spy boat

SEOUL -- Pyongyang surely can be said to have stepped over the line once it is confirmed that the suspected spy boat that played tag with the Japanese Coast Guard last month was indeed from North Korea. The incident has led Japanese Prime Minister ...