December 13, 2012  

Kim Jong-Un's Anniversary Fireworks

Leon V. Sigal, a long-time Carnegie Corporation grantee, analyzes North Korea’s latest rocket launch in the current issue of The National Interest.  He writes that "North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is celebrating the first anniversary of his rule on December 17 in a way his late father would have approved—by keeping everyone else off balance.

North Korea Poster

(Photo: uriminzokkiri.com) Translation: Those who dare insult our dignity face a mighty punishment

After announcing another satellite launch in the face of Security Council Resolution 1874 banning such launches, then delaying it to fix a technical glitch, Pyongyang abruptly fired it off.

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