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North Korea’s Publicized But Opaque Execution

Paper No. 5634                                    Dated 15-Jan-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

Execution of middle to senior officials in North Korea are common and normally do not send disturbing signals beyond the country’s borders. The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle last month, however, was  no normal execution. It shocked the world.

In North Korea’s Acts, Something more than Meets the Eye?

 

Paper No. 5423                                                       Dated 13-Mar-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

A booster rocket test last December expected to be a prototype of a long range missile, a third nuclear test in February with a veiled threat for a fourth test soon, threatening to attack the USA; cutting the hot line with South Korea; withdrawing from the 1953 Armistice that brought an end to the Korean war are acts that could destabilize North East Asia (NEA).

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