Category Archives: North Korea

Kim Jong-Un Plays the Nuke Card

Reuters reports on a possible breakthrough with the new kid in charge: North Korea agreed on Wednesday to stop nuclear tests, uranium enrichment and long-range missile launches, and to allow nuclear inspectors to visit its Yongbyon nuclear complex to verify … Continue reading

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Paradise Island Has Always Been At War With Eurasia

Based on this story and a suggestion by Matt. From what I’ve heard of North Korea’s culture, this story is not that far from the party line.

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Another Korean Crisis

The right is making some hay over rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Given the fact there were already more than 500,000 documented violations of the cease-fire by North Korea when I served in the late 1990s, the ratcheted rhetoric … Continue reading

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Welcome to North Korea

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Clinton’s Photographic Appeasement

KCNA via KNS/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images That picture is what Kim Jong-Il wanted all along. In poor health, the Dear Leader is trying to manage a power transition to his chosen heir and craves the legitimacy of international politics. … Continue reading

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John Bolton: Some Follow-up Questions

Neocons will keep crawling out from under their rocks for years to come. Each has their own motive; Cheney, for instance, just wants to stay out of jail. But John Bolton, Bush’s strange choice of Ambassador to the United nations, … Continue reading

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