Is Kim Jong Un the reformer and Jang Song Thaek the reactionary? | NK News
June 14, 2024
Opinion

Is Kim Jong Un the reformer and Jang Song Thaek the reactionary?

Despite execution of Jang, "practical problem solving rather than moralizing judgment" should guide approach to N. Korea

Professor Moon Chung-in is joining NK News as a bi-monthly contributor. Here are his latest thoughts on North Korea from The World Post:

One of the most striking pieces of news in 2014 was the ruthless execution of Jang Song-taek, the uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who was seen to be the young leader's guardian as well as the country's second most powerful man in the country.

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