International Crises

Friday, April 19, 2013

Daniel Pinkston, deputy project director of the North East Asia Program at the International Crisis Group, discusses his experience in North Korea. He's joined by Paul Quinn-Judge, former national security correspondent for the Boston Globe and Russia/Chechnya expert at the International Crisis Group, to discuss the emerging information about the Chechnyan roots of the suspects in the Boston marathon bombing.


Daniel Pinkston

Comments [7]

Tony from Canarsie

Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan -- Like Rich P said, those links are mostly, if not all, op-ed pieces. It's difficult, to say the least, to take your criticism of the press seriously if you can't tell the difference between hard news and editorials.

Apr. 19 2013 11:39 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

The regime in North Korea, as with the case of previous Stalinist regimes, have created a religion in which their leader is GOD! This is what they are brainwashed from infancy to believe. No different than Pharaohs of Egypt or the Emperor of Japan was once believed to be. So sure there will be vast number who will defend this murderous regime to the death, just as many Japanese were prepared to commit suicide for their emperor 70 year ago.

Apr. 19 2013 11:26 AM

A lot of those links are opinion pieces, not news. If you don't like WNYC, why do you exasperate youself by listening?

Apr. 19 2013 11:19 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

For the audience here which only gets its news on Barry Obama's "leadership" on North Korea from MSNBC, WNYC and NPR – here is what else is being written-

Obama Dangerously Naive on N. Korea - Lefkowitz & Whiton, Washington Post

A Dangerous Overture to North Korea - Foreign Policy Initiative

Diplomatic Buck-Passing on North Korea - Korea Times

Obama Administration Aimless in Korea - New York Times





Apr. 19 2013 09:16 AM
oscar from ny

I really really think that mr bloomberg should personally go to north korea to defuse tensions..his admiral speeches in time of trouble are uncanny!

Apr. 19 2013 09:06 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Would China Nuke First? - James Acton, New York Times - today


Is Barry Obama’s inattention and indifference to the military balance in East Asia making us LESS safe?

Apr. 19 2013 08:57 AM
Ed from Larchmont

North Korea is the worst in the word at religious freedom: owning a Bible is punishable by death. If one is caught praying the sentence for you and your family is life in the work camps.

It seems that the major threats to U.S. security are also the countries where Christianity in particular is persecuted.

Apr. 19 2013 08:09 AM

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