famine

The Bolshevik Revolution: A Century of Death and Destruction

Communist rulers both murdered promiscuously and implemented policies which resulted in mass death, through famine, for instance. The hardship, including poverty, starvation, oppression, and inhumanity, is incalculable. Equally brutal was the assault on the human spirit.

No Government Foreign Aid for North Korea

Almost every “natural” crisis in North Korea is exacerbated by the ruling regime’s totalitarian economic and political policies. Equally harmful is the diversion of scarce resources into Pyongyang’s oversize military and active missile and nuclear programs.

A Proposal for Tough U.S. - China Cooperation On North Korea

Official Beijing’s unhappiness with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is evident, though China continues to bankroll the Kim Jong-un regime. It’s a position some Chinese would like to change, including a scholar in Shenyang, just a couple hours away from the North Korea - China border.

U.S. Should Say No When North Korea Comes Begging

Pyongyang has tended to take the money and ignore its promises to behave better. In fact, in early 2012 the North almost immediately violated a new agreement negotiated by Obama trading aid for nuclear restraint with a new rocket launch. Today the Kim regime is unlikely to abandon its core interests—preserving domestic power and international security—for a little extra food.