January 26, 2020

How the North Korean-Vietnamese friendship turned sour
Pyongyang's self-centered behavior towards Hanoi irreparably damaged a once-close alliance
In some of my earlier NK News articles, I examined how North Korea’s relations with China, Iran, and Mongolia – three states that Pyongyang traditionally regarded as their friends and allies – have been adversely affected by factors like the countries’ divergent strategic priorities, their search for alternative partners, and Pyongyang’s domineering attitude. Conflicts of this kind