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Robert Schwarz Twitter: byukdoo

Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Foundation in Gütersloh, Germany. Intrigued by East Asian cultures. Studied and lived in South Korea for more than three years. Interested in political and economic transformation processes, global governance, EU-East Asia relations, and geopolitical and psychological dynamics on the Korean peninsula.
  • The Dear Leader’s Fear of Ending like Gaddafi

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    In isolationist North Korea the outcry for democracy in the Arab world has not gone unnoticed. On 16 November a short letter from Kim Jong Il to Bashar al-Assad was reprinted on the front page of the Rodong Sinmun daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Korean Workers’ Party. The “Dear […]