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Some Korean Lessons for Iran

It is time for the Great Satan to talk to what is left of the Axis of Evil. This is the great lesson of recent movement on the Korean nuclear question. The Iraq war will go down in history as the leas... Read More...
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North Korea Strikes a Deal on Nukes

Five months after it conducted an underground nuclear test that sent shockwaves around the world, North Korea has agreed to a landmark deal with the United States and other powers, including China and Russi... Read More...
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North Korea Pushes the West’s Buttons

With the United States and North Korea on the threshold of striking a new deal under which Pyongyang would halt its development of nuclear weapons in exchange for aid and diplomatic normalization with the US and eventually with Japan, North Korea is b... Read More...
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Smells Like Kim Spirit

Jumpin’ Jong-il Flash, is a gas, gas, gas?   North Korea is not known for its rock and roll but they do have accordions... Well, maybe. If a Korean-Fren... Read More...
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Taking Away Kim Jong-Il’s Nuclear Toys

Most of the world is now preoccupied with getting the North Korean genie back in the bottle – trying through the threat of sanctions to force Kim Jong-Il to abandon his nuclear program.  So... Read More...
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To Market, To Market

Asia’s financial markets have largely shrugged off news of North Korea’s nuclear testing gambit. They just don’t appear to believe that the communist state’s latest machinations are ... Read More...
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And Now What?

North Korea’s first underground nuclear test, conducted on 9 October in the northern mountainous section of the country, was evidently spurred by two imperatives – the need to shock Washington into accepting its demand for one-on-one talks ahea... Read More...
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Backfire

When North Korea fired seven ballistic missiles on July 5, the nation most acutely embarrassed was neither Japan nor the United States, the two countries they were intended to intimidate. Rather it was South Ko... Read More...