South Korea’s carrots and America's sticks have both failed to tame North Korea. There is another way. With a new regime and small, but positive changes stirring in North Korea, the international community should seize the chance and begin cultural exchanges with the North.
The public backing for North Korea's 'supreme leader' Kim Jong-un at his father's memorial provides a strong signal that officials have unified around him in the wake of Kim Jong-il's death.
South Koreans wonder if North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong-un, might cause more trouble abroad to divert attention from political instability at home.
North Korea's Kim Jong-il gave son Kim Jong-un a military as well as a political role. The emphasis on military appointments in the politburo fortifies the 'military-first policy.'
South Korea pledged $8.4 million in humanitarian aid Tuesday. Kim Jong-il apparently procured little aid from China on his recent visit.
Jimmy Carter left North Korea with American Aijalon Gomes and a message that Kim Jong-il wants to resume six-party talks, even if he didn't want to talk to Carter.