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Dealing with the DPRK

Image via Wikipedia Given that I’m very far from an expert on East Asian politcs — and that North Korea is the most opaque nation on the planet — I recognize a certain need to tread very carefully when it comes to commenting on the state’s recent behavior. But just arguing for the opposite of…

NoKo Strategery

On the new AmConMag blog Post-Right (which you should really read), Jack Ross writes: I’d like to offer a theory about Kim Jong Il’s behavior – that he’s clumsily trying to imitate the shrewd moves of Ahmadinejad…Kim, by imprisoning these two women and conducting new missile tests, is aping Ahmadinejad’s tactics at provoking the U.S.,…

Mario Loyola is making sense

Here’s a sober response to North Korea’s latest provocation: Because we are not willing to starve the poor North Koreans, and because Kim Jong-Il is even less willing to give up his nuclear weapons program, neither the Six Party talks nor any other policy scheme anyone has proposed has much chance of working. The window…

Plain Wrong

Governor Mark Sanford in The American Conservative, March 2009 (emphasis mine): He also deviates from the Republican line on foreign policy. In Congress, he opposed Clinton’s intervention in Kosovo. And he was one of only two Republicans to vote against the 1998 resolution to make regime change in Iraq the official policy of the United…