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It would be surprising if Kim Jong Un can reinvent and sustain the system as his father did after 1994, argues Andrew Gilholm.
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For the new leadership of North Korea, its primary goals will be to seek regime survival by consolidating power within North Korea first. This alone is an opportunity for the United States, China and the other parties.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il meets with Korean People's Army personel in September 1988. He died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday at 69. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Associate Fellow Bertil Linter says it is "highly unlikely that Kim Jong Il’s death will usher in a new era in North Korea’s polity."
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Asia Society Associate Fellows Charles Armstrong and John Delury offer instant analysis on the death of Kim Jong Il and its implications for the region.
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Asia Society's Mike Kulma says Kim Jong Un is unlikely to consolidate his power quickly.
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Asia Society President Vishakha Desai wonders if the death of Kim Jong Il will bring about Myanmar-like reforms in North Korea.
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Could South Korea's victory over Germany and France to host the 2018 Winter Olympics also become North Korea's?
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human rights
Kim Tae Gyun's 'Crossing' gives a stark account of the hardships of North Korean refugees.
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Jamie Metzl discusses the unlikely war between North and South Korea during an appearance on CNN.
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A key revelation to emerge from last week's WikiLeaks dump of US diplomatic cables is that China's attitude towards North Korea is far more nuanced and unpredictable than its official stance suggests.
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DPRK-watchers John Delury and B.R. Myers debate the fallout from last week's attack.