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Kim demands guns and butter – and gets both

For years, the conventional wisdom in international diplomacy has been that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must give up his nuclear weapons and long-range missiles in order to foster his country’s economy. This belief stands in contradiction to Kim’s own “byungjin” policy line, which calls for simultaneous development of arms and the economy. Indications […]