December 11, 2019

Prodigal Son: Will an exasperated China turn to Kim Jong Nam?
At what point does a fed-up Beijing look elsewhere in the Kim family to uphold its interests?
Kim Jong Un’s decision to launch a long-range missile on the eve of the Lunar New Year was the second time in his just over four-year reign that he has deliberately provoked Beijing on China’s most important holiday. In 2013 he set off a nuclear device on February 12, two days into Lunar New Year celebrations, sending highly irritated Chinese bureaucrats scrambling back to their desks in