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As Iran, Syria crises heat up, N. Korean missile exports boom

As Iran, Syria crises heat up, N. Korean missile exports boom

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com WASHINGTON — North Korea stands to be a major winner if Israeli hotheads lose patience and drive Israel into attacking Iranian nuclear facilities. With Iran said in some quarters to be only months away from emerging as the world’s 10th nuclear weapons power, North Korea reportedly is producing more middle-range missiles […]

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The power politics of mourning Kim Jong-Il: It's complicated

The power politics of mourning Kim Jong-Il: It's complicated

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea is playing a skillful game of funeral diplomacy and politics that’s dividing South Koreans and leaving everyone to wonder who’s doing what to whom in the corridors of power in Pyongyang. All North Korean strategists have had to do is issue a huge welcome to all those […]