Archive for: North Korea

How do you Solve a Problem like North Korea?

How do you Solve a Problem like North Korea?

BY SIDDHARTH KRISHNAN Diplomacy It’s easy to be scared of North Korea. They’ve got the world’s fifth largest active army, a manhattanesque 1.1 million people. Take into account their reserve personnel and they’re at a whopping 8 million. They invest a quarter of their GDP on keeping their military armed […]

 
 

Pyongyang 2012: Policy Shift or Brinksmanship?

Pyongyang 2012: Policy Shift or Brinksmanship?

Without its nuclear deterrent, the North Korean regime’s continued existence would be unlikely. Its people are starving, and even its military, which is granted most of North Korea’s meager resources and is the 4th largest in the world, is beset by fuel and ammunition shortages and uses antiquated equipment. Threats […]

 
 

Still il?

Still il?

In the style of Joseph Goebbels, North Korean state television celebrated Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un’s first birthday in power on January 8 with a rousing documentary detailing the young ruler’s prodigious achievements. Less than a month into a term that could last half a century, North Koreans know their dear […]

 
 

Feeding Frenzy: To Infinity or Not

Feeding Frenzy: To Infinity or Not

Mathematician Benoit B. Mandelbrot, known for his work on fractals, died this week. Wikipedia insists that his middle initial doesn’t stand for anything, but it seems far more likely that the “B” stands for “Benoit B. Mandelbrot”… ———– There was never any real chance of a Democrat stealing South Carolina […]

 
 

Learn to Love the Bomb

Learn to Love the Bomb

Japan in 1945.. The nuclear age begins when America uses the first atom bombs, Fat Man and Little Boy, on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, bringing World War II to an end. Nearly a decade of physics research and development pays off. For a brief period, the US […]

 
 

Netanyahu Cancels Nuclear Summit Trip

Netanyahu Cancels Nuclear Summit Trip

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced yesterday that he is canceling his planned attendance to an international summit on nuclear weapons, putting further strain on already tense relations between the United States and Israel. However, Dan Meridor, deputy prime minister of atomic energy for Israel, will be taking Netanyahu’s place. […]

 
 

North Korea Sentences American

North Korea Sentences American

North Korea has just announced that is has sentenced an American prisoner to eight years of hard labor and ordered him to pay a $700,000 fine for illegally crossing the border into North Korea in January. Aijalon Mahli Gomes, an English teacher and human rights activist working in South Korea, […]