Tagged: Kim Jong Il

North Korea heir apparent

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il promoted his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, to rank of four-star general in the People’s Army. Also made a four-star general was the leader’s 64-year old sister, Kim Kyong-hui. Both moves set the stage for the future leadership of the country. International relations professor William Keylor gives his view on the move. “As […]

North Korean leader reportedly ill

Reports say North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is indeed ill, suffering from kidney failure requiring dialysis.  International Relations Professor William Keylor, an authority on U.S. foreign policy, says the absence of a system of succession could become a critical obstacle to the resumption of the six-party nuclear disarmament talks. “Reports of discontent within the […]