Information & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and printed by Daniel Riggs.

 

1. Gov’t Kowtows to Kim Jong-un’s Sister over Leaflets

2. Moon pulls plugs on leaflets after North squawks

3. Why Is Kim Jong-un’s Sister Immediately Spitting Feathers?

4. Consultants say inter-Korean pact is inapplicable to Seoul’s balloon leaflets

5. Mayors from border areas urge unification ministry to assist halt leaflets into N. Korea

6. Defector-turned-lawmaker espouses anti-North leaflet campaigns

7. Crackdowns on overseas video content material reported in S. Pyongan Province (north Korea)

8.  N. Korea embraces YouTube as new device for propaganda aimed toward wider viewers

9. N. Korea takes additional steps to clamp down on navy corruption

10. N. Korean college students return to high school amid stringent illness management measures

11. New building underway at main N. Korean parade coaching floor

12. North Korean girls in Hyesan voice discontent over pressured labor

13. What is the fact about coronavirus and North Korea?

14. S. Korean navy to conduct postponed maritime mixed arms drill subsequent week

15. S. Korea carried out Dokdo protection train this week

16. U.S. envoy feedback on anti-U.S. protest in S. Korea

17. Diplomacy is required to forestall S. Korea-Japan relations’ catastrophic finish

18. Sources of Extra Coronavirus Infections Untraceable

19. U.S. continues to induce S. Korea to point out flexibility in protection value talks: official

20. North Korea conducting large cyber threats in opposition to US, different international locations, reviews say

21. N. Korean gold smugglers arrested close to the Sino-NK border

 22. S. Korea can now ‘select’ between U.S., China: ambassador

 

1. Gov’t Kowtows to Kim Jong-un’s Sister over Leaflets

The Chosun Ilbo, by Lee Yong-soo, Kim Myong-song, and Roh Suk-jo.  June 05, 2020.

The ROK authorities is taking a superb little bit of criticism over this.  There are a selection of articles which are important and rightly so for plenty of causes.

1.  It is a human rights difficulty.  In line with most human rights assessments, together with the 2014 UN Fee Iof Inquiry, the Korean folks dwelling within the north are denied entry to uncensored info. These reviews name on the worldwide neighborhood to supply info to the Korean folks within the north.  There isn’t any higher place (save China) than South Korea for getting info into North Korea.

2. Giving in to those “threats” from the north will lead to no corresponding actions from the north that may additional President Moon’s peace technique.

3. Giving in to those calls for solely confirmed to Kim Jong-un that his blackmail diplomacy works and he’ll quickly be making extra calls for.

It is a horrible choice on the a part of the Korean authorities and I urge President Moon to rethink.  No good will come of this choice.

 

2. Moon pulls plugs on leaflets after North squawks

Korea Joong Ang Day by day, by Ser Myo-Ja. June 04, 2020.

Extra (deserved) criticism.  The South should stand as much as North Korea within the face of threats. It can not again right down to phrases akin to these. Quote: “”Clearly talking, the South Korean authorities shall be pressured to pay an expensive value in the event that they let this case go on whereas making type of excuses,” Kim Yo-jong’s English-language message, launched by way of the North’s state-run Korean Central Information Company (KCNA), mentioned.”  A “pricey value?”  We can not enable such rhetoric to have such results on strategic choice making.  Kim Yo-jong is admittedly telling us how highly effective is the data coming from the South.  Fairly than cease these info and affect actions the alliance and the worldwide neighborhood ought to be doubling down on them.

As Dr. Jung Pak typically asks:  “Who does Kim Jong-un worry extra? The US or the Korean folks?  It’s the Korean folks, particularly when they’re armed with info from the skin world.

Ending info dissemination from the South will weaken the utmost stress marketing campaign.  As you may see within the final chapter of our report right here info and affect actions ought to be a key part of an alliance most stress 2.zero marketing campaign.  https://www.fdd.org/evaluation/2019/12/3/maximum-pressure-2

 

3. Why Is Kim Jong-un’s Sister Immediately Spitting Feathers?

The Chosun Ilbo, by Kim Myong-song.  June 05, 2020.

“Spitting feathers.”  “Stoney confronted younger lady.” “Maximizing efforts to tame South Korea.”   The Chosun Ilbo is beginning to use rhetoric like KCNA. 

However the critical query is why is that this taking place now and why is Kim yo-jong taking the lead?  She is after all of the Vice Director of the Propaganda and Agitation Division and certainly one of her “prime directives” is defending and enhancing the popularity of Kim Jong-un.  Outdoors info is a direct risk to his popularity (and legitimacy).

Kwak Gil-sup supplies an attention-grabbing evaluation.  If Kim Jong-un made these calls for and there was no impact it could undermine him.  He says Kim Yo-jong is enjoying the unhealthy cop.

  

4. Consultants say inter-Korean pact is inapplicable to Seoul’s balloon leaflets

The Dong-a Libo, Sang-Ho Yun. June 05, 2020.

South Korean protection officers appear to be pushing again on the administration by saying the Complete Navy Settlement doesn’t prohibit balloon launches.  The assertion within the penultimate paragraph of the article is instructive and essential (and I consider appropriate).

 

5. Mayors from border areas urge unification ministry to assist halt leaflets into N. Korea

Yonhap Information Company, by Yi Wonju. June, 05 2020.

This saddens me.  A weak response from the mayors.  They need to be standing as much as North Korea.  The place is Neidermeyer if you want him?

Neidermeyer: You are all nugatory and weak! Now drop and provides me twenty!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dy2fo6E_pI

 

6. Defector-turned-lawmaker espouses anti-North leaflet campaigns

Yonhap information Company. June 04 2020.

Rep. Ji Seong-ho is true in saying the correct of the Korean folks to info ought to be assured. It is a human rights difficulty.  And human rights is a nationwide safety difficulty.

 

7. Crackdowns on overseas video content material reported in S. Pyongan Province

Day by day NK, by Ha Yoon Ah.  June, 05 2020.

That is additionally targeted on professors and academics utilizing overseas media content material.  However it’s simply one other indicator the regime doesn’t need the Korean folks contaminated with any outdoors affect (although it can not put the genie again within the bottle as a result of there has already been an excellent proliferation of outdoor info).  However from an academic perspective that is one motive why the navy, occasion, and technocrats are weak – most count on for the very trusted are approved entry to outdoors info.

However be aware the methods by professors and academics to get info to their college students:  Getting approval for sure titles after which changing the content material.  A refined type of resistance and doing what is true to attempt to give college students a superb schooling.

 

8. N. Korea embraces YouTube as new device for propaganda aimed toward wider viewers

Yonhap Information Company, by Yi Wonju. June, 04 2020.

I’ve watched this YouTube channel.  Fairly slick movies.  North Korea is coming into the 21st Century info age.  And naturally these movies are going to enchantment to the youthful generations who get their information from YouTube, I had an extended dialogue with my daughter concerning the YouTube viewing habits of faculty college students.  She confirmed me a listing of reports websites the place many younger folks get their information which is filtered by way of a YouTube character (a few of it’s method higher than Fox and CNN and MSNBC).  However younger folks will go to this North Korean YouTube channel and be influenced to consider North Korea is an okay nation that’s simply misunderstood and handled badly by the skin world.

 

9. N. Korea takes additional steps to clamp down on navy corruption

Day by day NK, by Jeong tae Joo.  June 05, 2020.

This is a vital indicator for potential regime instability. The regime depends on the assist of the navy for its survival, and the navy should stay a coherent drive – if there’s a breakdown of any and all three chains of management it might have catastrophic results on the navy after which the regime.

 Dysfunction within the ranks is a risk to the regime and a possible drawback for the ROK/US Alliance.

 

10. N. Korean college students return to high school amid stringent illness management measures

Day by day NK, by Ha Yoon Ah. June 05, 2020. 

Once more, does this point out the regime has prevented or contained a coronavirus outbreak?  Absolutely the continued measures imply they nonetheless worry one.

Word the order to attenuate mobilization of scholars for work tasks.

 

11. New building underway at main N. Korean parade coaching floor

Day by day NK, by Jeong Tao Joo.  June, 04 2020. 

Kim Jong Un says, “I like a parade.”  Perhaps we must always ship him this 1932 cartoon video. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27gs19

However on a critical be aware the article speculates about preparations for unveiling new strategic weapons.  Parades are essential instruments for such issues.  Kim will get to point out us what he needs us to see (and keep in mind the regime and nKPA are masters at denial and deception).

 

12. North Korean girls in Hyesan voice discontent over pressured labor

Day by day NK, by Mun Dong Hul. June, 04 2020

Girls are terribly abused in North Korea. But they’re extraordinarily resilient and robust and are accountable for the survival of so many households throughout and after the Arduous March of the 1994-1996 (Nice Famine). And they’re accountable for a lot of the market exercise within the north working many companies.  Whenever you actually give it some thought one of many nice strengths of North Korea is Korean girls.

 

13. What is the fact about coronavirus and North Korea?

Spectator US, by Edward Howell.  Jun, 04 2020.

Backside line is we simply have no idea.  Perhaps our intelligence neighborhood has a superb evaluation however from open supply reporting we will surmise that both its draconian inhabitants or sources management measures have prevented it mitigated/contained an outbreak. Of whether it is has suffered an outbreak those self same measures have been efficient in f stopping info from leaking outdoors of the north.

 

14. S. Korean navy to conduct postponed maritime mixed arms drill subsequent week

Yonhap Information Company.  June 04, 2020.

A constructive step ahead.  That is very crucial to take care of readiness.  Coaching is perishable and have to be carried out frequently.

 

15. S. Korea carried out Dokdo protection train this week

Yonhap Information Company, by Oh-Seok-min. June 05, 2020.

Sadly I believe South Korea is harder on and would somewhat stand as much as Japan greater than North Korea.  This isn’t useful.

 

16. U.S. envoy feedback on anti-U.S. protest in S. Korea

Yonhap Information Company, June 04, 2020.

Good phrases from the Ambassador.  Unhappy that these protests need to happen and that they exploit our personal inside issues and divisions.  However the eyes of the world are upon us.

Just like the Ambassador, we must always all respect and embrace the protests (not the riots). It’s the capacity to peaceably assemble and petition grievances to the federal government that makes a democracy sturdy.  Regardless of our issues we must always take solace in the truth that folks within the US and South Korea can freely protest with out worry of retribution.

And as Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina reminded us just a few days in the past, one of many nice issues about being a part of a democracy is that we will appropriate our wrongs.

 

17. Diplomacy is required to forestall S. Korea-Japan relations’ catastrophic finish

The Dong-a Libo. June 05, 2020.

The title says all of it.  Korean diplomacy.  Japanese diplomacy.  US diplomacy.

 

18. Sources of Extra Coronavirus Infections Untraceable

The Chosun Ilbo, By Bae-Jun-yang.  June, 05 2020.

This. Is. Not. Good.

 

19. U.S. continues to induce S. Korea to point out flexibility in protection value talks: official

Yonhap Information Company, by Lee Haye-ah. June 05, 2020.

I’ve nice respect for our diplomats who’re attempting to navigate the minefield of burden sharing.  It actually is a minefield today. And sadly it’s an unmarked minefield and our mine detecting gear is inoperable and we have no idea the place the gaps and bypasses are positioned. 

Nonetheless, I worry the phrases under are code for the US remains to be making calls for for some huge cash and South Korea had higher comply

 

20. North Korea conducting large cyber threats in opposition to US, different international locations, reviews say

Fox Information, by Brooke Cruthers. June 04, 2020.

Cyber is a vital battlespace – for political warfare, for financial warfare and ultimately for kinetic typical warfare.  North Korea’s all-purpose sword is designed to function throughout the spectrum and I consider Kim will turn out to be an increasing number of dependent upon it.

 

21. N. Korean gold smugglers arrested close to the Sino-NK border

Day by day NK, by Kim Yoo Jin. June 04, 2020. 

As they are saying, observe the cash.  Though $30,000 shouldn’t be some huge cash is that this an early warning of capital flight. From North Korea?

 

22. S. Korea can now ‘select’ between U.S., China: ambassador

Yonhap Information Company, by Lee haye-ah. June 03, 2020. 

I worry the Ambassador’s remarks shall be misinterpreted.  Absolutely South Korea has to stroll a tightrope between the PRC (largest buying and selling associate) and the US (treaty ally and safety associate).  I do know many who accurately say the ROK made its “selection” in 1953 when it signed the Mutual protection Treaty.  However what I believe the Ambassador means is that Korea is now an excellent center energy and it could navigate between the 2 international locations and the PRC-US competitors with out being pressured to do one thing by both facet. It has choices.  And I believe  if you have a look at the alliance, the ROK//US FTA, and now the G7 plus invitation it ought to be clear that South Korea is doing its greatest to navigate stormy seas.  The underside line is the ROK shouldn’t be being pressured to make these agreements and selections however is in a position to take action primarily based on its power.  That makes the choices all of the extra essential and legit.

 

“All authorities, certainly each human profit and delight, each advantage, and each prudent act, is based on compromise and barter.”                                                                                                                                                                           -Edmund Burke

 

“The chief process in life is just this: to determine and separate issues in order that I can say clearly to myself that are externals not underneath my management, and which need to do with the alternatives I truly management.”                                                   -Epictetus, The Discourses.

 

“When plunder turns into a lifestyle for a gaggle of males dwelling collectively in society, they create for themselves in the middle of time a authorized system that authorizes it and an ethical code that glorifies it.”                                                                   -Frederic Bastiat

 

 



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