Kim Jong-un and North Korea’s criminality

2012-03-07

in Bombs and rockets, Law, Politics, Security, Writing

Sheena Chestnut – a friend and former Oxford classmate – recently had an article published in the Sunday Review section of The New York Times: A North Korean Corleone.

She has written some very interesting things about the illicit dabbling of the North Korean regime, including in terms of nuclear weapons proliferation.

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Mica Prazak March 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Very interesting article Milan. Your friend does an excellent job of clarifying why this dictatorship requires money to survive.

I wonder, as I now work in South Korea, if there is any criminal activity between the two divided states, state approved or otherwise.

In my daily interactions with South Koreans, I’ve managed to bring the topic of North Korea up when it is suitable. For the most part, South Koreans are unafraid of its troubled northern neighbour. Considering the proximity, and the constant threat of conflict, I found that interesting.

Milan March 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

It is certainly surprising. Between the artillery and small nuclear arsenal in the North, there is a lot for South Koreans to worry about.

. March 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm

The bringers of fire : supply-side motivations for nuclear weapons assistance

Chestnut, Sheena E. 1982- University of Oxford.

Dept. of Politics and International Relations.; University of Oxford. Social Sciences Division.; St. Antony’s College (University of Oxford).
2007 | Thesis (M.Phil.)–University of Oxford, 2007.

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