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  • March 2014
    Vol.9 No.1
    Dark and Mysterious:
    How Kim Jong Un Is Reforming North Korea
    Letter to Readers
  • Cover Story
    Dark and Mysterious: How Kim Jong Un Is Reforming North Korea

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was far more extensively groomed to succeed his father than many outside observers thought, and his style of leadership — actively involving various organs of the Party in a deliberately collective approach to ruling — has led to a consolidation of power far faster than expected. Following the purge and execution of his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, speculation is rife on what this means for the future of the country.

  • Features
  • In Focus
    Fukushima Three Years On: Japan's Unending Nuclear Crisis
    • Ayumi
      A Letter from Fukushima

      A heartfelt letter written by Ayumi, an 18-year-old girl from Fukushima, to the Gwangju Jeonnam Action Campaign for a Nuclear-Free World, a South Korean anti-nuclear activist group, on the third anniversary of the Fukushima meltdown.

    • Kay Kitazawa
      Bungled Crisis Management: Fukushima's Painful Lessons

      Logistical problems continue to plague recovery efforts at the nuclear plant. The Japanese government must take a stronger hand in providing leadership and resources. By Kay Kitazawa

    • Mel Gurtov
      Rotting at the Core: Why There Is No End to Japan's Nuclear Crisis

      Despite the terrifying specter that hung over Japan and the world at the time of the Fukushima disaster, pro-nuclear forces in Japan today remain determined to forge ahead. By Mel Gurtov

  • Book Reviews
    • Nayan Chanda, Taehwan Kim, John Delury
      A Roundup of Recent Titles

      Reviews of new books by Gregory J. Moore, David Pilling, Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi, Geoff A. Dyer, Joel Kurtzman, Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen, Viktor Mayer-Shönenberger and Kenneth Cukier, William Nordhaus, Giorgio Riello and Prasannan Partha

    • Hyung-gu Lynn
      Timely Update of a Compelling Classic

      The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History by Don Oberdorfer, updated by Bob Carlin. Reviewed by Hyung-gu Lynn

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