OCCUPATION: Leader of North Korea
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 1
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 2
PRO: Leader of one of Bush's axis of evil, created nuclear tension last year by test-firing long-range missiles. Has shown signs recently that another test may be looming although the reclusive leader has pledged to shut down North Korea's sole operating nuclear reactor in exchange for energy aid and other political concessions.
CON: Is accused of engaging the U.S. in a diplomatic game of chicken, while humanitarian groups continue to report high incidents of torture, starvation and detention throughout the country.
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