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Cashing in on the Construction Industry

Catherine Dill

A post from my colleague Cameron Trainer. Cashing in on the Construction Industry:the RGB may receive funds from DPRK laborers in Russia This week NKNews published an article of mine detailing Russian courts’ handling of three instances in which North Korean citizens tried to smuggle large quantities of cash in or out of Russia. It’s …

George Kennan on the Bomb

Quote of the week: To my mind, the nuclear bomb is the most useless weapon ever invented. It can be employed to no rational purpose. It is not even an effective defense against itself.” — George Kennan George Kennan holds the distinction of being the only person to publicly and accurately predict both how the …

The Russell-Einstein Manifesto

Quote of the week: “Only lack of mutual trust, and not lack of desire for agreement, can stand in the path of an efficient agreement for the prevention of nuclear warfare.” –The Franck Report, June 11, 1945 The “Magna Carta” of the Pugwash movement is the Russell-Einstein Manifesto. Bertrand Russell was a polymath who led …

Who Lost North Korea?

As Jeffrey likes to say, the Singapore summit of June 2018 was a goat rodeo—the contained chaos that results from putting some kids with ropes into a corral with some, well, kids. It looks like this: That makes last month’s summit in Hanoi something a bit different: a scapegoat rodeo. As events go, it’s much …

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