I listened to alot of radio on my trip west to Chicago the past two days. I heard this great article by Foreign Policy Journal discussed on XM Public radio concerning the top 10 stories missed in 2005 (its a web exclusive). I found the article concerning Kim John Il's successor especially interesting.
Quote from Foreign Policy journal:
The world will remember 2005 for its natural disasters, the passing of a pope, and the ongoing insurgency in Iraq. But, all the while, FP’s editors have been keeping an eye out for those stories that fell through the cracks but will have a lasting impact for years to come. In a year-end FP exclusive, here are 10 stories you might have missed.