East Asian Affairs

Kim Yang Gon Funeral Committee Analysis

North Korea just released the funeral committee for Kim Yang Gon. The first five names remain the same with Kim Ki Nam rounding out the top five. This is the same as the Ri Ul Sol funeral committee. Choe Ryong Hae is the sixth(6th) person to be named to the Kim Yang Gon (KYG) funeral… Continue reading Kim Yang Gon Funeral Committee Analysis

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The Year Ahead Cuba, Rio, North Korea and more: 2016

In the year ahead there will be many things no doubt which will happen. Some of them are predictable like birthdays, others are not like when will ISIS be defeated. The following below is a list of things that can be expected to happen for the upcoming year. North Korean Nuclear Test: In the final… Continue reading The Year Ahead Cuba, Rio, North Korea and more: 2016

East Asian Affairs · Political Theory

DPRK: North Korea Policy Suggestions 12/14/15

current levels of troops in Korea should be reviewed though considering the circumstances they may have to subsist diplomatically we should prepare at every possible angle for the sudden collapse of the government the idea of resolving a situation such as that purely militarily is a non-starter resolving the nuclear situation should be facilitated through… Continue reading DPRK: North Korea Policy Suggestions 12/14/15

Foreign Policy · Political Theory

Looking Inward: Notes on Recent U.S. Foreign Policy

UNTET in Timor Leste was substantial for the australians and lasted many years after the initial conflagration UNMIK was a mission in Kosovo and the “greater” balkans that brought about a change in leadership in the Former Yugoslav Republics that has lasted to this day UNCURK was the UN high command in Korea that ensured… Continue reading Looking Inward: Notes on Recent U.S. Foreign Policy

East Asian Affairs · Non-Proliferation Affairs · Political Theory

ROK-DPRK Recommendation Notes 12-12-15

Kim Jung-un seems to be reverting back to his grandfathers policies toward ROK. he could possibly be seeking reunification, on his terms however this is the reason for the peace proposal, and subsequent meetings between the north and south any and all negotiations between the us and north however should involve ROK if possible six… Continue reading ROK-DPRK Recommendation Notes 12-12-15

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Dark Source Minerals Will Only Increase Precipitous Decline in Energy Prices

Recently in the news their have been reports about how much black market oil is circulating in the global oil markets that is coming from the islamic state. Indeed the amount of oil coming from them is substantial. And just recently a senior U.S. administration official confirmed that in excess of 500 million dollars worth… Continue reading Dark Source Minerals Will Only Increase Precipitous Decline in Energy Prices

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December Interest Rate Decision: A Welcome Respite

One need only look at the United States, and its gold reserves an order to understand what it is that keeps countries as diverse as China, and the U.K.; North Korea, and France; South Africa, and Australia; going. Gold when held properly by a country can become a catalyst for growth, not only for the… Continue reading December Interest Rate Decision: A Welcome Respite