December 06, 2023

Nikki Haley is wrong: North Korea is not “irrational”

Kim Jong Un sees himself - correctly, in some cases - as being surrounded by threats

A few days ago the U.S. Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley publicly described Kim Jong Un as an "irrational person."

As a long-time Korea watcher, I am hardly surprised by her remarks. In three decades I have frequently heard similar talk about North Korea’s supposed ‘irrationality,' often coming from people in positions of power and authority.