Monday's news that struggling Internet pioneer Yahoo! bought popular blogging site Tumblr inspired us to find the best foreign policy-related Tumblrs -- loosely defined -- on the ‘net. Several great ones that have come and gone deserve a mention, including the one-time-only Vladentines Day and the sadly obsolete but viral Texts From Hillary, but we chose to focus on those accounts that are (for the most part) still active. Scroll away!
The only real glimpses the rest of the world gets into North Korea are through state-released photos of Kim Jong Un -- photos, more specifically, as this Tumblr duly noted, of Kim Jong Un looking at things, a.k.a. providing "on-the-spot guidance," just as his father did before him.
Taking advantage of widespread interest in a shrouded country, its photogenic supreme leader, and the wide range of curious situations in which he is pictured (gazing at South Korea, looking at a floor plank, inspecting a child's track suit), "Kim Jong Un looking at things" is both a hit and an exposition. If there's one blog that sums up the bizarre, ridiculous, and fascinating nature of North Korea, its bizarre leader, and its propaganda machine, it's this one.