Who shapes China’s North Korea policy? – International Crisis Group

Who shapes China’s North Korea policy? (International Crisis Group), a 2011 interview with Hahm Chaibong, director of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, scares me a little. The combination of China’s seemingly ad hoc and ambiguous decision-making process for North Korean policy and North Korea’s volatility does not bode well for lasting peace on the Korean … Continue reading

Russia’s Fight to Keep the UN Corrupt – Foreign Policy

An illuminating investigative article The Inside Story of Russia’s Fight to Keep the U.N. Corrupt, from bullying out reformers to blocking efforts to save millions by Foreign Policy on the issues and special commercial interests undermining the UN’s financing and Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon’s reform efforts. This article exposes the weakness of the UN’s own … Continue reading