North Korea’s Kim dynasty

Power has passed to yet another  Kim in the Democratic People’s Republic People’s of Korea. (DPRK).  Kim Jong-un, who inherited the leadership of the country following the sudden, though, it appears, not altogether shocking demise of his father, Kim Jong-il, becomes the third in a succession of Kims to take power in what is widely regarded as the world’s most isolated state.

Real democracy?

The November 28 elections came and went without too much fuss or fanfare. OK…..so there was some post-elections muscle-flexing and talk of boycotting businesses but the only business  that appeared to have been visibly affected by the boycott was the Kashif & Shanghai Tournament.