- The US has taken North Korea off of its list of state sponsors of terrorism. North Korea is welcoming the decision, and is pledging to resume its de-nuclearization. China and South Korea are also welcoming the decision, though Japan is critical. I am pretty sure that the Korean-Americans won't like this either.
- Kim Jong-il missed another critical appearance earlier this month, being a no-show at the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers' Party.
This is something Lee Myung-bak must remember, instead of pouring his money into reactionary US politics. At least I feel hopeful that Barack Obama will make a positive difference in the future of the Korean peninsula.