Daily Archives: December 21, 2011

Dec 21 2011

The Death of Kim Jong Il – a comment by Professor Arne Westad

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By Professor Arne Westad  The news of Kim Jong-il’s death have been received with hopefulness in the West and with a certain sense of dread in East Asia.  While Western policy-makers first a foremost saw Kim as the tyrannical head … Continue reading

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Dec 21 2011

A succession with a difference?

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By Sean Blakeley, Graduate Student at Seoul National University The news of the death of North Korea’s great leader, Kim Jong Il, is now being carried as the central story of all the world’s media and yet the reaction in … Continue reading

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