Andrei Lankov

Andrei Lankov


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FILE PHOTO: KCNA photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting the construction site of Ryomyong Street

Kim Jong-un’s actions may seem ‘irrational’ on the surface, but he knows what he is doing and his policies are working.

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Published On 9 Mar 2017
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It is a place where most nations deeply distrust their neighbours, and where old-style nationalism still reigns supreme.

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Published On 3 Jun 2016
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a pair of binoculars during an inspection of the Hwa Islet Defence Detachment [Reuters]

Detonating the bomb is a reminder he does not appear to care much about what the international community thinks.

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Published On 7 Jan 2016