North Korea Just Lost A Third Of Its Exports Because Of China

From Reuters:The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday aimed at pressuring Pyongyang to end its nuclear program. The sanctions could slash North Korea's $3 billion annual export revenue by a third.Shockingly, the UN has banned exports of "North Korean coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood."  That's … Continue reading North Korea Just Lost A Third Of Its Exports Because Of China

The Dynasty Has Gotten Too Fat: Or, Kim Jong Un’s Gout Is Both Predictable and Potentially Disastrous

One should never take something complicated - like a nation-state of 24.9 million - and reduce its fate to a single personality. ┬áCaesar may be fat, incestuous, and even downright evil, but that does not mean the Empire will fall (and there are plenty of cases where bad leaders still led good states). That being … Continue reading The Dynasty Has Gotten Too Fat: Or, Kim Jong Un’s Gout Is Both Predictable and Potentially Disastrous