Providing A Steady Hand In The Koreas

The Korean peninsula appears headed for one of the more decisive periods in its long, tortured history--one that will determine whether it builds a strong, unified nation or spirals downward. The challenge for the outside world, now that North Korea's longtime leader, Kim Il-Sung, is dead and his mysterious son, Kim Jong-Il, has taken the helm of this xenophobic country, is to watch North Korea through more than just the prism of Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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