Kim Jong-Un

7:47am

Wed May 8, 2013
The Two-Way

'Do Me A Solid,' Diplomat Rodman Says To North Korea's Kim

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 10:52 am

Dennis Rodman, in black hat and shades, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a Feb. 28 basketball game in Pyongyang.
KCNA EPA /LANDOV

America's unlikeliest link to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reached out to his friend in a bid to have an American citizen released from one of the communist nation's notorious labor camps.

"I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him 'Kim', to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose," former basketball star Dennis Rodman tweets.

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5:22am

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Threats And Crises Are 'Just Normal North Korean Diplomacy'

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 9:58 am

North Korean soldiers marched past statues of founder Kim Il Sung and his son, former leader Kim Jong Il, on Monday in Pyongyang. North Korea celebrated Kim Il Sung's 101st birthday.
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  • On 'Morning Edition': Steve Inskeep speaks with Andrei Lankov about North Korea

5:06am

Thu April 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Will North Korea Claim Victory And Stand Down?

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 6:21 am

On Wednesday, a North Korean soldier looked on from the banks of the Yalu River on the border with China.
Wang Zhao AFP/Getty Images
  • From 'Morning Edition': Frank Langfitt and David Greene discuss the latest news from the Korean peninsula

As the world waits for what's expected to be another ballistic missile test by North Korea sometime in the next few days, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports there's reason to think that tensions on the Korean Peninsula might soon ease.

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4:52am

Wed April 3, 2013
The Two-Way

North Korea's Brinksmanship: Same As Before, More Dangerous Or Both?

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 8:47 am

Turned back: South Korean trucks returned Wednesday after being barred from entering a joint industrial complex just across the border inside North Korea.
Park Jin-hee Xinhua /Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Louisa Lim and Steve Inskeep discuss North Korea

Wednesday's news from the Korean peninsula, where tensions seem to rise each day:

"North Korea ... barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run factory park just over the heavily armed border in the North, officials in Seoul said."

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7:38am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Dennis Rodman's Take On The North Korean Regime

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 9:06 am

"This Week" host George Stephanopoulos interviews former NBA star Dennis Rodman, just back from a visit to North Korea.
Lorenzo Bevilaqua Associated Press

If former NBA star Dennis Rodman's read on Kim Jong Un is correct, the CIA and State Department might be in need of a major overhaul in their assessments of the North Korean leader.

Rodman, the only American to have met and talked with Kim, appeared on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos to talk about his two-day visit to North Korea last week.

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