Thursday, August 31, 2017


Assessing the North Korean Crisis. By Jose V. Ciprut
Excerpt: The DPRK is neither a “democracy” nor a “republic,” and it is surely not a “people’s” democratic republic. It is a closed tyrannical system, the Stalinist fruit of a ceasefire that froze the 1950-53 Korean conflict. To date no amount of cajoling, bribing, warning, or punishing has succeeded in deterring the DPRK from pursuing its military nuclearization, though the country would stand to benefit if it did abandon that pursuit. A glance at the geographic disposition of its nuclear wherewithal prompts suspicions as to whether the DPRK is riding this suicidal rollercoaster on its own or in coordination with China. The DPRK is politically, economically, socially, and otherwise dependent on China, and its sovereignty is insufficient to convince that its defiance stems entirely from its own audacity. (For obvious reasons, Israeli security think tanks watch U.S. strategy and actions vis a vis other superpowers and their clients. Yours truly, Larry Greenberg)

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