Tag Archives: Kim Jong-Il

How North Korea Fell Behind South Korea, Part 2

It seems that there were three main events that caused North Korea’s economic decline: juche, the end of Soviet aid, and the incompetence of Kim Jong-Il. Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

North Korea: A Very Rational Country

It’s popular amongst the media to characterize North Korea as an irrational state run by a madman. North Korea continuously provokes the West, it is said, for no apparent reason. Proof that it’s an unpredictable, irrational actor that could do anything. Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment