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East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
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Government & Political Leadership of North Korea
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See also the page on North Korea's military.
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Despotism's Furthest Shore

John Derbyshire's review of Bradley K Martin's Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty (National Review, Nov. 29, 2004)
Inside North Korea's Ruling Elite An Asia Intelligence Ltd. political & strategic review (Jan. 2003)
NewInside the North Korean Slave State Ian Buruma's review of Bradley K. Martin's Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty & Jasper Becker's Rogue Regime: Kim Jong Il and the Looming Threat of North Korea (The New Yorker, posted Aug. 15, 2005)
Japanese Chef Who Cooked for Kim Jong Il Speaks Out Published in The Weekly Post (June 23-29, 2003)
Kim Jong Il: Bow When You Don't Say That Name Excerpts from Orient Express: Across Russia with Kim Jong Il, by Russian Far East emissary Konstantin Pulikovsky
Kim Jong Il's Ex-Chef Lifts Lid on Ruler's Fancy Tastes By James Brooke (New York Times, October 20, 2004)
Kim's Secret Family A Time Asia Magazine special report on the secret life of Kim Jong-il (June 30, 2003)
The Kims' North Korea Yoel Sano's review of Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty by Bradley K Martin (Asia Times, June 4, 2005)
NewKimilsungia and Kimjongilia: North Korea's Flowers of Evil Andreas Lorenz on Kim Jong Il & North Korea on the 60th anniversary of its Communist Party, with photo gallery Choreography of a Dictatorship (Der Spiegel, Oct. 19, 2005)
Leaders Dear and Great Anthony Daniels' review of Michael Breen's Kim Jong-Il: North Korea's Dear Leader
Letter from North Korea: Following the Great Leader Ian Buruma's essay on Kim Jong-il for The New Yorker (Sept. 19, 1994)
North Korea Today Essays on the origin of the North Korean regime, the Workers' Party, Juche ideology, the Supreme People's Assembly, Red Flag ideology, & bible stories & Kim Jong-il's ruling style
N Korea's Reformist PM May be Shooting Star Yoel Sano on Prime Minister Pak Pong-ju & economic reform in North Korea (Asia Times, Apr. 9, 2005)
North Korea's Secretive 'First Family' Sarah Buckley's report on Kim Jong-il & his family, with clickable family tree (BBC News, updated Oct. 29, 2003)
Political Resources on the Net: North Korea A list of links
Profile: Kim Jong-il From BBC News
The Supremo in His Labyrinth "a longtime bodyguard tells Donald Macintyre the wicked ways of North Korea's Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il (Time, Feb. 18, 2002)
NewWho's next in North Korea? Choe Sang-Hun on the question of who will succeed Kim Jong Il (International Herald Tribune, Nov. 15, 2005)
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