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Conflict & Justice

Young Mr. Kim will not follow orders. How Beijing got used to Pyongyang’s provocations.

This weekend, North Koreans were alerted to the news that their country had completed another technological triumph: the launch of a satellite. "The fascinating vapor of Juche [self-reliance] satellite trailing in the clear and blue sky in spring of February" was how North Korean TV described the launch. But the official response from Beijing, North Korea’s only ally, was muted.

Conflict & Justice

Netanyahu, Rabin and the assassination that shook history

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Middle East peace. It used to be the golden chalice of deals. If an agreement could be struck between Israel and the Palestinians, then, hey, anything is possible. But Mideast peace now seems more distant than ever. And Tuesday's episode of Frontline helps to explain why. It's titled "Netanyahu At War." The doc is as much about Netanyahu as it is about Barack Obama's legacy on Middle East peace.