North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has passed over his two older sons and chosen Kim Jong-un, who is not yet 30, to replace him. Richard Bush, senior fellow and director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at Brookings, outlines the moves the father has taken to promote and protect his son, and the consequences for the rest of the world.
Asia’s stability: Glancing back, looking forward
[North Korea is trying to make the nuclear talks all about Trump and Kim. But history shows that professionals must lay the groundwork first.] Leaders can change the whole trajectory of bilateral ties … but this is the first time we have seen Kim directly interact with the president.