Balazs Szalontai is a historian and professor at Korea University, Division of Public Sociology and Korean Unification.
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Pariah status drew disparate states together, but they pursued nuclear programs with very different goals
Geopolitical realities more than simple loyalty have driven Pyongyang’s ties with the ideologically similar regimes
Pyongyang's self-centered behavior towards Hanoi irreparably damaged a once-close alliance
China's pursuit of other partners in East Asia has strained the old alliance
North Korean economic nationalism has an exploitative side, which can backfire
U.S. counter-terrorism is too much for Pyongyang’s regime, too little for Tehran’s
The enemy of my friend, the enemy of my enemy, or the friend of my enemy?
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Elements of dissonance in the rhetoric of the Tehran-Pyongyang partnership
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