Kim Jung-Un and the Shirt on Your Back

“Using North Korea to produce cheap clothes for sale around the globe shows that for every door that is closed by ever-tightening U.N. sanctions another one may open. The UN sanctions, introduced to punish North Korea for its missile and nuclear programs, do not include any bans on textile exports.” From Reuters: North Korea factories humming with ‘Made in China’ clothes.

+ “While the world watches North Korea launch missiles, the very paranoid supreme leader has been busy eliminating anyone in his family who might knock him off the throne.” Esquire takes you Inside Kim Jong-un’s Bloody Scramble to Kill Off His Family.

+ NYT: Trump threats are wild card in showdown with North Korea. “It remains to be seen if the don’t-mess-with-me attitude that cowed Republican primary rivals like Jeb Bush will have a similar effect on a regime that has managed to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States while making progress toward miniaturizing a nuclear warhead that would fit on top.”

+ “The studies may solve the mystery of how North Korea began succeeding so suddenly after a string of fiery missile failures, some of which may have been caused by American sabotage of its supply chains and cyberattacks on its launches.” The NYT on North Korea’s nuclear connection to Russia.

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