China and North Korea: A Tangled Partnership

April 16th, 2013

By Dan Miller Do we know what’s happening? Probably not. But historical context may help. The following article from Stratfor, republished with permission, provides useful historical context for the current situations in Korea and its usual (apparent) ally, China. It spans many centuries. The Chinese ruling powers are new. Kim Jong-un and his regency are also […]


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China, Iran and North Korea – A Radioactive Stew

March 13th, 2013

By Dan Miller It’s being prepared for our dinner. Should we eat it? How would it affect us and what should be done instead? Relations between China and North Korea seem, cosmetically, to be getting chillier. China joined the unanimous U.N. Security Council vote for sanctions in response to North Korea’s most recent nuke test. […]


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Having Tested One Nuclear Device this Month, What Might North Korea Do for an Encore?

February 16th, 2013

By Dan Miller More tests, probably, in partnership with Iran. Meanwhile, the U.S. and her allies want to limit North Korea’s access to gold while increasing Iran’s access, making them even happier sellers and buyers.


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Popular Culture: America’s Global Revenge

August 14th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor There is much talk these days about how America is in decline (think Roman Empire) because it has gotten complacent, lazy, and soft. Americans, it is argued, have lost their drive and their edge because life is just too easy for us; we are no longer hungry, literally or metaphorically. In […]


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North Korea, Kim Jong-un and the Big Bad Bomb

May 27th, 2012

By Dan Miller Unsuccessful negotiations with Iran to avoid nuclear weapons development have been much in the news.  Her frequent collaborator North Korea — which has already made and tested nuclear devices — is lurking in the background while we await her delayed attempt to conduct another.  As a Russian arms shipment is en route […]


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