On Geopolitics

North Korea’s Peculiar Brand of Rationality

Rodger Baker
Senior VP of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
Mar 7, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks toward Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks toward Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang.
(ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

Rationality changes based on point of view, place and time. North Korea provides what could be a textbook case of the mixed perceptions of rationality and irrationality -- a tool with utility beyond today’s feisty standoff between the hermit state and its geopolitical rivals....

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