December 14, 2012

West Must Stop Overreacting to North Korea

Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

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Big missiles and nuclear weapons do not topple states, conventional arms do. Their menace is political, not military.

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TAGGED: United States, Kim Jong-un, North Korea


December 14, 2012
Escaping from the North Korean Stalemate
Jay Lefkowitz, Commentary
It is time to consider a new approach. The first step to developing a coherent U.S. strategy in North Korea is to identify the key objectives and interests of the major players and to recognize that the United States... more ››
December 12, 2012
North Korea's Latest Publicity Stunt
The Economist
North Korea's crowing should be put into perspective. Even if it has put a satellite into space, experts say it is only likely to be able to send the grainiest of video images back to Pyongyang. Those pictures may simply confirm... more ››
December 3, 2012
North Korea Rocket Launch Could Backfire
Simon Tisdall, The Guardian
North Korea's weekend confirmation that it will use a three-stage rocket to launch a satellite into orbit on or before 22 December is just the sort of Christmas present China's untried leadership, Barack Obama's unformed... more ››
The need to respond effectively to North Korea’s satellite launch provides an early political test to all parties in the region in the midst of simultaneous leadership transitions. North Korea is raising the stakes, and we... more ››