An Offer Kim Can't Refuse

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Author(s) Aaron Friedberg
Source The Washington Post
Date October 16, 2006
Quotes-start.png "Choking off the flow of dollars to Pyongyang would do more than cramp Kim's lavish lifestyle; it would threaten his grip on power. Like other crime bosses, Kim rewards his underlings and ensures their loyalty by letting them share the loot. Kim's extended family, the top echelons of the Communist Party, and the upper ranks of the military and security services all benefit from this arrangement." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Economic sanctions should be placed on North Korea on the topic North Korean nuclear crisis.