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Bad News on the US-Korea Front

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On January 30, 2018
My colleague, Victor Cha, argues in the Washington Post that a “bloody nose” strike on North Korea is a very bad idea. Under normal circumstances, this would be notable for a number of reasons. Victor’s one of the country’s leading experts on Northeast Asian security. He was an official in George W. Bush’s National Security Council. And […]

World Cup Labor

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On November 8, 2014
That Qatar World Cup is really setting a new standard for labor rights: Thousands of migrant labourers from North Korea are toiling for years on construction sites in Qatar for virtually no pay – including on the vast new metropolis that is the centrepiece of the World Cup – in what may amount to “state-sponsored […]

For Dennis Rodman

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On February 27, 2013
In honor of Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea, I thought a North Korean propaganda cartoon was in order. There’s no subtitles, but like you really need them Among the many problems with this cartoon is that no one under the age of 30 in North Korea has ever seen an actual tree. Share

Nukes!

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On February 11, 2013
Early, but looks as if the Norks may have just “expended some fissile material.” Jeffrey Lewis thinks maybe 10kt (probably bigger than either of the previous two tests), but obviously it’s too soon to say what or how big.  And of course it could just be an earthquake… Share
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