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Kim Jung Un – movie critic extraodinaire?

Few sane people would normally find themselves in agreement with North Korea’s boy dictator Kim Jung Un.  The hacking of Sony Pictures over its movie “The Interview,” presumably by North Korea in retaliation for the loony plot to assassinate its supreme leader, was the latest outrage. Howls of protest immediately reverberated from Hollywood’s elite sullied by the unveiling of Sony’s disparaging corporate emails to President Barack Obama’s questioning of “why didn’t they ask me first” before initially deciding not to run the film. Some called for immediate retaliation against North Korea as if this were a de facto act of war.   Others bellowed that it was a patriotic duty of [...]

China testeaza liberalizarea economiei – Zona Libera Shanghai

Duminica s-a deschis oficial zona comerciala libera Shanghai. Un spatiu economic diferit de economia Chinei, o zona noua in care oficialii chinezi testeaza liberalizarea economiei. Scopul declarat de Beijing ar fi restructurarea economiei chineze cu ajutorul acestui experiment, in asa fel incat sa faca fata noilor tendinte ale economiei mondiale. Asadar, aceasta noua zona libera a adus in prim plan discutiile cu privire la restructurarea economiei Chinei si la capacitatea ei de adaptare la schimbarile momentului ce se deruleaza cu o rapiditate aproape “neomeneasca”. Spatiul economic Shanghai reprezinta astfel o portita pentru investitiile straine. Investitii care, de exemplu, nu sunt permise atat de usor in economia chineza. O zona in [...]

By |2017-11-14T21:28:32+02:00octombrie 1st, 2013|Adrian Marius Dobre, Asia, Blog, Economie, Regiuni, Subiecte|0 Comentarii

China and North Korea: A Tangled Partnership

China appears to be growing frustrated with North Korea's behavior, perhaps to the point of changing its long-standing support for Pyongyang. As North Korea's largest economic sponsor, Beijing has provided the North Korean regime with crucial aid for years and offered it diplomatic protection against the United States and other powers. To outsiders, China's alliance with North Korea seems like a Cold War relic with little reason for persisting into the 21st century. However, Beijing's continued support for Pyongyang is not rooted in shared ideology or past cooperation nearly as much as in China's own security calculations. Perhaps nothing sums up the modern relationship more effectively than the oft repeated [...]

By |2017-11-14T21:28:41+02:00aprilie 26th, 2013|Asia, Regiuni|0 Comentarii

Ferocious, Weak and Crazy: The North Korean Strategy

Editor's Note: George Friedman originally wrote this Geopolitical Weekly on North Korea's nuclear strategy on Jan. 29. More than two months later, the geopolitical contours of the still-evolving crisis have become more clear, so we believe it important to once again share with readers the fundamentals outlined in this earlier forecast. North Korea's state-run media reported Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the country's top security officials to take "substantial and high-profile important state measures," which has been widely interpreted to mean that North Korea is planning its third nuclear test. Kim said the orders were retaliation for the U.S.-led push to tighten U.N. sanctions on [...]

By |2017-11-14T21:28:41+02:00aprilie 17th, 2013|Asia, Regiuni|0 Comentarii

Kim Jong-un și învățăturile ciuce!

Situația din Coreea de Nord este imprevizibilă chiar și în condițiile unei înțelegeri cu SUA. Societatea este scufundată în evul mediu, foametea este un fapt cotidian, teroarea la ordinea zilei, învățâturile ciuce (varianta coreeană a comunismului) omniprezente și cu toate acestea populația își jelește încă fostul mare conducător Kim Jong Il. Miza stabilității este însă covârșitoare pentru Asia de Est, deși oamenii care știu ceva despre potențialul ofensiv și nuclear al Phenianului sunt foarte puțini. Un lucru este cert: armata Coreei de Sud este în alertă iar nivelul de alertă față de eventualele atacuri informatice a fost crescut. Beijingul însă veghează pentru evitarea unei lupte pentru putere la Phenian, luptă [...]

By |2017-11-14T21:28:42+02:00aprilie 14th, 2013|Asia, Regiuni|0 Comentarii