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North Korean students look out from behind coloured cardboards, used to form pictures as a background ahead of a mass gymnastic and artistic performance in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013, as part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War.
North Korean students look out from behind coloured cardboards, used to form pictures as a background ahead of a mass gymnastic and artistic performance in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013, as part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War.
(JASON LEE/REUTERS)

Colin Robertson

While we weren’t looking, North Korea got a lot more dangerous

While we focus on Iran and Syria, pay attention to North Korea. It possesses the full arsenal of weapons of mass destruction: chemical, biological and nuclear as well as cyberwarriors.

The Kim dynasty – grandfather Kim Il-sung , father Kim Jong-il vKim Jong-un – is dangerously unpredictable. Tales from the Hermit Kingdom evoke Game of Thrones.