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Hwang Jang Yop

Kim the Third

John Feffer | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Kim the Third might seem, with his Falstaffian girth, more a figure of humor than a figure to be feared. Appearances have proven deceiving. He has quickly demonstrated that, like his grandfather, he will act decisively and ruthlessly to maintain his perch.

Hwang Jang-Yop, North Korean Defector, Laid To Rest In Seoul

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea held a funeral Thursday for a high-profile North Korean defector who once tutored autocratic leader Kim Jong Il...

Kim Jong Il's 007-Style Secret Escape Tunnels Revealed By Defector

Times Online | Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, has a network of 300 metre (1,000 ft) deep emergency escape tunnels connecting Pyongyang with key sites around t...