Wednesday, December 21, 2011

PoliticsNorthKorea: 'Great Successor' takes power: Kim Jong-eun

Materials from Financial Times on Kim Jong-eun
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‘Great Successor’ takes power in N Korea -

‘Great Successor’ takes power in N Korea

Financial Times - UK Homepage

Kim Jong-il’s youngest son has taken the reins of power in North Korea after the ruthless dictator died from a heart attack over the weekend

Instability of dynastic shift

Kim Jong-eun will struggle to sustain the semi-divine aura created by the Pyongyang dynasty – and a messy breakdown of the reclusive nuclear state could draw the US, China and Japan into an attritional conflict. By Christian Oliver and Jamil Anderlini

Investors cautious on North Korea uncertainty
Asian markets rebound from Monday’s steep losses following the death of Kim Jong-il

Financial Times - Asia homepage

North Korea faces tough survival battle

With the death of Kim Jong-il, North Korea faces its toughest battle for survival since the collapse of Soviet economic support in the late 1980s and early 1990s

Financial Times - Comment

Kim’s death is watershed moment for N Korea

It is not at all clear that the plan to hand over power to Kim Jong-il’s youngest son can be carried out successfully, writes Victor Cha

Death could trigger wider Sino-US power play

Chinese support for North Korea is probably one of the most controversial aspects of the country’s foreign policy

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