Day: September 10, 2009

Environmental Movements and the DPRK [II]

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American Foreign Policy / East Asian modernity / North Korean border region / Sino-North Korean relations / US-North Korea relations

In an earlier post I went off the handle in Beat style and demanded that the U.S. and China get serious about both engaging and pressuring the North Koreans by focusing on environmental issues: Send Stephen Chu to pound on the table at the Six-Party Talks! Blast down the tunnels at the DMZ for joint seismic research!  Tag the tigers endangered and let them leap over the Tumen like ice-clawing journalists! Study roots in glass […]

Manufactured Expertise

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One of the privileges of living on the West coast is that one day blends easily into the next — You work late, and when things get into a groove at about 2:30 a.m., you can crank up the television and catch the morning political shows on the East coast. Thus I have had a chance to get familiar with the MSNBC program “Morning Joe,” which occasionally has something of interest, particularly when it comes […]