Regions / North Korea
Despite the recent change in North Korea's leadership, it is important that talks resume between Pyongyang and Japan.
The road to a negotiated settlement will be long and bumpy.
It's not likely that an Occupy Pyongyang movement will set up tents in Kim Il Sung Square anytime soon. But the same widening inequalities that plague the United States and the global economy can also be found inside North Korea.
North Korea is executing a pivot of its own.
Every time a new administration takes office in Washington, it behaves like an amnesiac toward North Korea.
South Korean parliamentarian Kim Geun-Tae was a soft-spoken man dedicated to reunification of the Koreas.
More than ever, North Korea will likely turn to China as its primary provider of food, money and material resources.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Czech leader Vaclav Havel, although political opposites, shared some things in common.
The West tries to reassure itself that North Korea's nuclear weapons won't get lost in the shuffle of succession.
The Obama administration has achance to use the death of Kim Jong Il to open a new chapter in its relationship with North Korea.