Mar 10 — On 27 February, the (North) Korean People’s Army (KPA) Strategic Rocket Forces fired four ballistic missiles from mobile launchers into the Sea of Japan. The firings began at 17:42 local time from Kittaeryŏng, Kangwŏn Province, where similar test launches have occurred in the past. The missiles, most likely Scud variants (Hwasŏng-5/6), can strike most of the South Korean landmass. Two mor... Read More
Mar 10 — Part of the old Russia remains, as we see in Ukraine, an imperial bully intent on dominating any neighbor unable to repulse what was then the world’s largest power. But Tsarist Russia, for all its negative traits, had a redeeming feature. It gave rise to some of the greatest music, dance and literature in human history, a flowering not spawned by Vladimir Putin’s petro-state.
Mar 03 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent East Asia tour raised the prospect that the Six-Party Talks – in the deep freeze for over five years – could soon reconvene. After conversing with Chinese officials, Kerry spoke positively of their promise to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons. Kerry announced in Beijing that “China could not have more forcefully reiterated its commitment” to th... Read More
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