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Politics of Financial Warfare: The Banco Delta Asia Case Part-3

This is part 3 of the series, the first part is here: http://smallcrowdedworld.com/2014/04/24/politics-of-financial-warfare-the-banco-delta-asia-case-part-1/ The second part is here: http://smallcrowdedworld.com/2014/04/25/politics-of-financial-warfare-the-banco-delta-asia-case-part-2/ Aftermath of Diplomacy: North Korea’s Continued Nuclear Program By almost any metric the Six Party Talks has been a failure for the U.S. and … Continue reading

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Evolution of Post-Cold War South Korea-United States Military Relations

The United States Military has been instrumental in shaping perceptions of the United States in Korea, and has played an outsized role in the development of the South Korean state.  This relationship dates back to 1945 and the end of … Continue reading

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Politics of Financial Warfare: The Banco Delta Asia Case- Part 1

Setting the Stage: Disproportionate Relations and Unexpected Outcomes The United States of America and North Korea are mismatched opponents.  North Korea has less people than the state of California and the 197th lowest GDP in the world, whereas the U.S. … Continue reading

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NORTH KOREAN ILLICIT ACTIVITIES: THE BUREAUCRACY OF CRIMINAL PATRONAGE, Part 3

Here is the last part of my paper.  Think of it as a small early Christmas present. Part 1: http://smallcrowdedworld.com/2013/12/13/north-korean-illicit-activites-the-bureacracy-of-criminal-patronage-part-1/ Part 2: http://smallcrowdedworld.com/2013/12/16/north-korean-illicit-activities-the-bureaucracy-of-criminal-patronage-part-2/ Illicit Activities Initiative It is clear that, while necessary, merely reacting to North Korean provocations will not be enough. … Continue reading

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