With the news of the passing of North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong Il, the world waits anxiously to see what changes manifest under the new leadership of his son, Kim Jong Un. Could this possibly open doors to multilateral talks with other world leaders, including the United States and South Korea, finally bringing stability in the Korean peninsula and perhaps freedom for its people? The enigmatic Kim Jong Il had long been at odds with many world leaders and became closed off to outside influences, fearful of its threats to his leadership. Will North Korea continue to defy the international community under his son’s leadership and look to enhance its nuclear weapons capacity? Does this bring a glimmer of hope for global peace, at least in Asia and humanitarian aid to the millions of starving people in North Korea ravaged by its harsh economy problems and famine? Or does Kim Jong Il’s death bring more uncertainty to this country and make them an even more dangerous enemy to the United States and South Korea? Only time will tell.