Weekly Geopolitical Report – North Korea and China: A Difficult History, Part III (October 30, 2017)

by Bill O’Grady

In Part I of our report, we reviewed the Minsaengdan Incident and a broad examination of the Korean War.  In Part II, we completed our analysis of the war, discussed the Kim regime’s autarkic policy of Juche and outlined the impact of the Cultural Revolution on North Korean/Chinese relations.

This week, Part III will cover the controversy surrounding North Korea’s dynastic succession, the end of the Cold War and the ideological issues with Deng Xiaoping.  Finally, we will recap the key insights from this history and the impact on American policy toward the DPRK.  We will conclude, as always, with market ramifications.

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