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There's Been A Lot Of Activity In North Korea

There has been a lot of activity in North Korea (DPRK). 

The country held its first Workers’ Party congress since 1980, and Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, was elevated to the position of Party Chairman. During the gathering, Pyongyang pledged to expand its nuclear arsenal and has been agitating its neighbors with a series of missile launches. 

We get an update on North Korea from Bruce Cumings, professor of history at the University of Chicago. He’s author of numerous books on the Korean Peninsula including, Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century and North Korea: Another Country.

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