Venezuela Has Become a Place of Great Change but Little Hope

May 8th, 2012

By Dan Miller El Presidente Chávez is probably dying and Fidel Castro has warned about blood (not Chávez’ blood) in the streets. He may well be right, for the wrong reasons. Venezuela became a mess, gradually, after el Presidente Chávez took over the government in 1999. Change came slowly for a few years but eventually […]


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Kim Jong-un Is Really Cool!

January 8th, 2012

By Dan Miller Here is a new video showing North Korea’s newly ascended leader, Kim Jong-un Kim Jong-kool, riding a horse, driving a tank, preparing to fly an airplane and doing other stuff most any guy of his age would enjoy. He even seems happy.


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Further Speculations on North Korea

January 3rd, 2012

By Dan Miller Strange things can happen behind closed doors. As I’ve observed many times, North Korea is a black hole from which little light emerges; what little useful information escapes usually consists of propaganda and speculation. Here’s some more speculation. Part of the Eurasia Group report about the top risks of 2012 involves North […]


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The Center of the Earth, North Korea, and Different Cultures

December 22nd, 2011

By Dan Miller Reality is often not as we think or wish it were. I spent the past couple of days writing this article about the impacts of Korean culture and history on its future as well as ours now that Kim Jong-il is dead and his young son, Kim Jong-un, is nominally in charge.  […]


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Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Korea Are Necessary

December 21st, 2011

By Dan Miller Although from the same culture, the two Koreas are now very different. In February of this year, North Korea celebrated the sixty-ninth birthday of Dear (not really) Leader Kim Jong-il. Following the official announcement at noon on December 19th of his death on the morning of December 17th, there were many instant […]


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