The last week has seen Korea dominate the global spotlight on the internet. Zany South Korean pop video Gangnam Style became the most liked and watched video on YouTube, and days later North Korea held a mass rally to celebrate the launch of their first satellite. Yet despite the online attention that has surrounded the two divided nations, the most intriguing Korean export of the year has gone largely unnoticed.
There are three things worth bearing in mind about North Korea:
1. Never believe media reports about the “crazy” and “irrational” North Korean leader. Kim Jong Il might be bad and dangerous but he is not mad.
2. North Korea is not about to get rid of its nuclear weapons, because they are perceived by Pyongyang as guaranteeing [...]
North Korea have been one of the major stories of this World Cup, in more ways than one.
It would seem that the combination of sparse knowledge of what actually goes on behind the country’s borders and the general misgivings in the West concerning Kim Jong-Il’s regime are the perfect concoction of ingredients to make a [...]
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