On Thin Ice

“The ability of Beijing and Moscow to shape the new sanctions hints at their power to also shape how the Korean drama unfolds in the years ahead.” Steve Mollman in Quartz: Russia and China are proving Trump right on North Korea: They hold all the cards.

+ “Organizers hope to attract more than a million spectators to the Games in five months’ time. Events will be held 50 miles from the South’s heavily armed border with North Korea.” Ticket sales are pretty sluggish for the upcoming Winter Olympics.

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