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Update – North Korea and H5N1: Sense of Proportion

UPDATE: The US biosecurity people have just ordered some details of the H5N1 research to be omitted in the papers that will be published in scientific journals. Rejoice! The article has been modified accordingly. Use this version. 20 December 2011 North Korea and H5N1: A Sense of Proportion By Gwynne Dyer Western intelligence agencies have …

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The North Korean Dilemma

26 November 2010 The North Korean Dilemma By Gwynne Dyer South Korea’s defence minister, Kim Tae-Young, was forced to resign after criticism that he was too slow to respond when North Korea attacked the island of Yeonpeong on Tuesday, killing at least four people. But what was he supposed to do? What can his replacement, …

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The Son Also Rises

24 September 2010 The Son Also Rises By Gwynne Dyer Next week, according to North Korea-watchers, the Korean Workers’ Party (i.e. the Communists) will hold an assembly in Pyongyang to anoint Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, as the successor to his father and grandfather. There is already a song, “Footsteps”, …

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Korea Again

28 May 2010 Korea Again By Gwynne Dyer Start with the worst-case scenario. What if there really were a war in the Korean peninsula? Even by local standards, the rhetoric has been heated since the South Korean warship Cheonan was sunk by an explosion last March, killing 46 sailors, and it has been white-hot since …

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