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Jang Song Thaek

Is Kim Jong Un The Reformer, And The Executed Uncle Jang Seong-Taek The Reactionary?

Chung-in Moon | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
Chung-in Moon

Ironically, the exaggeration of Jang Seong-taek's power and influence by the foreign media might have been a contributing factor in his downfall.

Dennis Rodman May Be Crazy or a CIA Case Officer: In Either Case He Is Not Entirely Wrong About North Korea

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

North Korea is a great human tragedy. And we should hope that the next informal ambassador to the DPRK is someone less prone to inane outbursts. Nevertheless, Dennis Rodman is better than nothing.

Is Kim Jong Un's Aunt Dead?

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Less than a month after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his uncle Jang Song Thaek, reports are now circulating that his aunt, Jang’s wife, ...

Why Kim Jong Un Really Executed His Uncle

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Shocking new details have been revealed about the execution of Jang Song-thaek, Kim Jong Un's uncle. The New York Times reports that the Jang's dea...

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.

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea vowed to unite behind leader Kim Jong Un during carefully staged events Tuesday to mark the second anniver...

Kim Jong Un, 'A Modern Caligula'

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's propaganda machine has long kept alive the myth of a serene, all-powerful ruling dynasty that enjoyed univer...

Kim Jong Un's Aunt Reportedly Safe After Husband's Execution

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been named to an ad-hoc state committee, the country's official media repo...

Who Was Jang Song Thaek?

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 12.13.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Jang Song Thaek rose from a municipal bureaucrat to North Korea's No. 2 official — behind only leader Kim Jong Un. But ...

More Purges May Follow Execution Of Kim's Uncle

AP | ERIC TALMADGE and FOSTER KLUG | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle brought a swift and violent end to a man long considered the ...

An Execution In Pyongyang

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Some analysts suggest that Jang Song-thaek might have become too vocal an advocate of China-style economic reforms. Perhaps Kim simply needed to show, in the most brutal way imaginable, who was boss.

Report: Kim's Ousted Uncle Executed

AP | ERIC TALMADGE and FOSTER KLUG | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that it had executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stu...

LOOK: First Photos Of Kim's Ousted Uncle Emerge

Posted 12.09.2013 | World

After several days of speculation, North Korea confirmed that Kim Jong Un's once-powerful uncle was removed from power. The North Korean regime accuse...

Ouster Of Kim Jong Un's Uncle Sends Chilling Message To North Korea's Elite

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While the rest of North Korea's top brass leaped to their feet before Kim Jong Un, clapping wildly in a requisite show of ...

North Korea Confirms Purge Of Kim Jong Un's Uncle

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday acknowledged the purge of leader Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle on allegations of corruption, drug use...

NKorea Cuts Kim's Ousted Uncle Out Of Film

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2014 | World

SEOUL, Dec 7 (Reuters) - North Korea aired a rerun of a TV documentary on Saturday about its leader Kim Jong Un that cut out appearances by his uncl...

The Once and a Future Supreme Leader

Francis Levy | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Francis Levy

Is taking foreign visitors captive the way that Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, earns his battle stripes ("Another American Citizen I...

Some Question South Korean Spy Claim About Kim's Uncle

AP | FOSTER KLUG and HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 12.04.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's intriguing news: the claim by South Korea's spy agency that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un probably sacked the count...

Report: Kim's Powerful Uncle Sacked

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spy agency believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle may have been dismissed from his p...

Who's Actually Running North Korea?

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

As North Korea intensifies its belligerent rhetoric against Washington and Seoul, the world has turned its eyes on Kim Jong Un -- the country's enigma...

China Offers Show Of Support For North Korea

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

BEIJING, Aug 17 (Reuters) - China's President Hu Jintao on Friday met the powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un, ...

Kim Jong-Un's Uncle Heads To China To Talk Business

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

* Visit could signal new North Korea interest in economy * North Korea highly dependent on China but has resisted changes ...

Kim Jong Un Declared 'Supreme Leader' Of North Korea

AP | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea is entering a new era of leadership by "solemnly and confidently" declaring that ri...

Kim Jong-Il Promotes Family Member As New Right-Hand Man

AP | JAE-SOON CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean strongman Kim Jong Il is officially back on center stage following a reported stroke, but has promoted a trust...