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KOREA’S FUTURE AND THE GREAT POWERS, edited by Nicholas Eberstadt and Richard J. Ellings. University of Washington Press, 2001, 361 pp., $22.95 (paperback).

Kim recently traveled across Russia to Moscow, by train no less, for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and will host Chinese President Jiang Zemin in Pyongyang next month. For the head of bankrupt, semistarving country that has exiled itself from the international community, that isn’t too bad a performance.

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