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The DPRK’s Monuments Men

Jeffrey Lewis

Many observers have noted that North Korea’s external propaganda shifted over the course of 2018 as nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles were replaced with an emphasis on economic development. Notably, North Korea’s military parade on September 9 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK did not include any long-range missiles associated with the …

Cleaning Up Trash

Verse of the week: Long, too long America, Traveling roads all even and peaceful you learn’d from joys and prosperity only, But now, ah now, to learn from crises of anguish, advancing, grappling with direst fate and recoiling not, And now to conceive and show to the world what your children en-masse really are — …

The 2019 Nuclear Threat Assessment for South Asia

Quote of the week: “India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and is now surpassing China’s as the deadliest in the world, a new study of global air pollution shows… Deaths caused by air pollution grew to 4.2 million in 2015 from 3.5 million in 1990. — …

How Low Has America Fallen in the Trump Administration?

Quote of the week: “Is this pattern of disruption a force for good or not? I’d argue this disruption is a positive development.” — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking long distance to the Davos gathering, January 22, 2019 Another in the continuing ‘Cry, the Beloved Country’ series: After just a few months after Donald …

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