Two for you from GPS blog
January 23rd, 2012
10:39 AM ET

Two for you from GPS blog

Over at Global Public Square, Fareed Zakaria's team has an interesting take on North Korea and Iran.

In "Stuck between the U.S. and a hard place," Middle East analyst  Meir Javedanfar looks at the possibility of Iran entering negotiations with the P5+1 facilitated by Turkey.  If so, he asks, what would the Obama administration have to offer given the pressure from the potential Republican presidential contenders and other countries to take a hard line against Iran.

Also not to be missed, Council on Foreign Relations' Scott Snyder considers "Kim Jong-un's dangerous brother," the eldest son of Kim Jong-il.  Kim Jong-nam is reported to have been groomed for succession until he fell out of favor in 2001, after being detained at Narita Airport in Japan with a fake passport.  As Snyder sees it, Kim Jong-nam stands to be a potent threat to his younger brother, emerging as a vocal critic of the regime.

Read them both on the Global Public Square page.

Filed under: Analysis • Asia • Iran • Kim Jong Un • Kim Jong-un • North Korea • Nuclear
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Whisker Biscuit

    He seems friendly. Bet he's a real pussy-hound.

    January 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply
  2. Sayan Majumdar

    Has the looks of a drug lord, he may try his luck in Hollywood. Who knows…


    January 24, 2012 at 7:32 am | Reply

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