After North Korea recently beat Iran in a World Cup soccer match, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian describes how the two countries match up in terms of censorship and subjugation.
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Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discuss the top stories of the week. They look at the election in Iran and changing leadership in North Korea, where two American journalists were also sentenced to 12 years of hard labor earlier this week.
North Korea's capture and conviction of two American journalists couldn't have come at a worse time, writes Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge, as the U.S. tries to ensure their safe return while simultaneously pressing North Korea on nuclear containment.
North Korea has convicted two U.S. journalists of illegal entry and crimes against the nation, sentencing them to 12 years in a labor camp. Leon Sigal of the Social Science Research Council discusses the Obama administration's approach to North Korea and how the journalists factor into the equation.
After North Korea sentenced two American journalists to 12 years of hard labor, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that the confrontation between the U.S. and North Korea is going to get worse before it gets better.
South Korea's national intelligence service reports that North Korean leader Kim Jung-il has chosen a possible successor -- his third son, Kim Jong-un. John Park of the United States Institute of Peace discusses the significance of the announcement.
As North Korea continues to test the resolve of the international community by conducting weapons tests, Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge writes about going on patrol with U.S. troops in 2006 while reporting from the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea.
Leslie Gelb of the Council on Foreign Relations and Warren Hoge of the International Peace Institute discuss the week's top stories: North Korea's nuclear testing and the Middle East peace process.
South Korea is prepared to join with the United States and search North Korean ships suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction. North Korea responded with new threats. Abraham Denmark of the Center for a New American Security discusses how North Korea and South Korea match up militarily.
North Korea has pushed itself even further toward confrontation with major world powers after tests of a nuclear bomb and short-range missiles. Sheila A. Smith of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the threat posed by North Korea, how countries in the region have responded and what comes next.