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DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (40)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> A very busy week for developments on both China and the DPRK, especially the former with a deluge of media traffic. Other than the SECSTATE visit, notable themes are the disappearance of the former head of Interpol, East Turkmenistan, FT journalist ban, arrest of a PLA spy,… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (40)

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DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (39)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> A remarkable week for China related developments: VP Pence address at Hudson Inst realigns US policy on China; DoD industrial base report finally states the obvious – the two decades running Wall Street driven US commercial game of exporting manufacturing to China is creating immense strategic risks;… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (39)

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Kim Jong Un’s ‘All-Purpose Sword’


North Korean Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare Mathew Ha, David Maxwell 3rd October 2018 – FDD Research Executive Summary North Korea pledged to “cease all hostile acts … in every domain” as part of the Panmunjom Declaration, which Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In signed in April. When Kim met U.S. President Donald Trump… Continue reading Kim Jong Un’s ‘All-Purpose Sword’

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DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (38)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> A very active week on both DPRK and China matters. In the briefest of summaries, the Beijing leadership is very unhappy about the fiscal impacts of the trade war, and US, UK and Japanese military movements in the South China Sea. Numerous disturbing reports on China’s domestic… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (38)

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DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (37)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Another unusually busy week for developments in Asia and WESTPAC, with much reported on Russian sanction busting in the DPRK, and Russia’s alliance of convenience with Beijing – it will be interesting to see how long this persists as China starts swallowing Russia’s traditional export markets. DPRK… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (37)

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea · Russia

DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (36)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> An unusually busy week for developments in Asia and WESTPAC, especially China with the publicity around their second Varyag class CVA, detention of Muslim minorities, Tibet, alleged hacking of Clinton server, meddling in the US and AUS, and other public disclosures unwanted in Beijing. DPRK / PRC… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (36)

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North Korea cancels annual anti-US rally for first time in years


Actions speak louder than words.  This is another good step. We may not be ready to sing Kumbaya together, yet, but maybe…  soon? </end editorial> JUNE 25, 2018 LAURA WIDENER The annual rally inspired nationalist fervor while commemorating the start of the Korean War. In a sign of improving relations with the United States, North Korea… Continue reading North Korea cancels annual anti-US rally for first time in years