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North Korea's Place in China's Foreign Policy

China has been reluctant to support sanctions targeting North Korea's nuclear weapons program, according to many analysts.

Robert D. Kaplan, a national correspondent for Atlantic Monthly, believes the situation stems from China's wish to see North Korea's Kim Jong Il fall from power -- tilting the balance of power in Asia toward China.

Robert Siegel talks with Kaplan, who is a visiting professor at the Naval Academy.

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