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North Korea Convenes Rare Party Conference

In this frame grab made off undated North Korea's Korean Central Television (KCTV) footage aired on October 11, 2008 North Korean leader Kim Jong Il claps as he inspects a female military unit in North Korea. (Korean Central Television/Yonhap via Getty Images)
Policy All eyes are on North Korea this week, as the ruling Korean Workers Party is expected to hold a historic meeting of delegates.

Reasons Behind Kim Jong-il's Recent China Visit

In this frame grab made off undated North Korea's Korean Central Television (KCTV) footage aired on October 11, 2008 North Korean leader Kim Jong Il claps as he inspects a female military unit in North Korea. (Korean Central Television/Yonhap via Getty Images)
Policy Kim Jong-il visits China, again.

Asia Society's John Delury Speaks to Kim Jong-il's Surprise Visit to China

A TV grab from CCTV taken on May 7, 2010 shows Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il in Beijing on May 7. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is visiting China today with his son, who is also Kim's suspected heir, South Korean officials said.

Jimmy Carter Travels to North Korea to Free American Prisoner

Former President Jimmy Carter smiles at the crowd during his 28th annual town hall meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on September 16, 2009.
Policy Former President Jimmy Carter will leave today for North Korea in hopes of freeing an American man imprisoned in a North Korean jail.

North Korea Lashes Out on YouTube and Twitter

Policy North Korea decides to use youtube and twitter as platforms for propaganda.

Tensions Escalate in Korean Peninsula

South Korean war veterans participate in a anti-North Korea rally in front of city hall on May 27, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea.(Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Policy

The increasing tensions between North and South Korea are threatening the stability of the Korean Peninsula.

North Korean World Cup Team Reprimanded for Losses

The North Korea team after defeat and elimination from the tournament during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group G match between North Korea and Ivory Coast on June 25, 2010. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Lifestyle For the North Korean team, losing all three games in South Africa resulted in a formal reprimand from the government.

US Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2L), South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan (2R) and South Korean Defence Minister Kim Tae-young (R) stand together as they lay a wreath at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on July 21, 2010. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy The Obama administration has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea and is conducting military exercises with South Korea in response to North Korea's alleged sinking of a South Korean warship two months ago.

North Korea on the Brink?

North Korean schoolchildren as depicted in an official government video.
Policy Barbara Demick's latest dispatch from North Korea describes life after the disastrous 2009 currency devaluation.