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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President Obama Will Visit North Korea

April 7th, 2013

By Dan Miller Through his newly appointed press secretary, Dennis Rodman, President Obama today announced that he and Mr. Rodman will visit Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang next week. Their meeting is expected to eliminate all of our petty misunderstandings. This is a guest post by Senator Ima Librul, (L., Utopia). He is a member of […]


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Is the 1950 Korea Mess Relevant to the New Korean Mess?

April 6th, 2013

By Dan Miller Probably very little, beyond the differences. The North Korean invasion of South Korea began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops — many of them battle-hardened veterans of Mao’s fights against Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists — crossed the thirty-eighth parallel to invade South Korea, initially at the Ongjin Peninsula. They met with little […]


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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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Rod Man San and O Ba-ma San Will Soon Play Hoops in Pyongynang!

March 5th, 2013

By Dan Miller Dennis Rodman’s successful diplomatic stint in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, while enjoying the legendary hospitality of Dear Leader Kim Jong-un, has generated great excitement and anticipation. Now it is President Obama’s turn at bat. He is the most on the ball President ever!


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