Forgotten allies: North Korea and Madagascar
Pyongyang long ago severed ties with much of the world, but legacy lives on in Madagascar
With the North Korean armament trafficking network slowly eroding under the weight of a decade of increasingly tight sanctions, one might easily forget the widespread military cooperation they once enjoyed with a considerable portion of the world.
Indeed, beyond the North’s role in exporting ballistic missiles and WMD-related technology, little is known about its affairs with the conventional arms market, let alone its military relations with nations that receive little attention from international media; Madagascar, for instance.
Nonetheless, North Korea’s military involvement in Madagascar during the Cold War has left its traces in
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