Category: North Korea

Infiltration of North Korea: The subversive Choco-Pie

Policymakers in the US often throw up their hands in frustration about how to get through to seemingly impenetrable North Korea, but a South Korean businessmen figured out a way. He had his staff hand out priceless treasures to North Korean workers: Coca-Cola and the Choco Pie. The Choco Pie is a chocolate-covered marshmallow-cookie sandwich that costs about 50 cents...

China waging political warfare against its neighbors

by J Michael Waller, adapted from article in Insight magazine, May 26, 2003 Might the People’s Republic of China (PRC) be waging covert political operations to weaken Asian and Pacific governments’ support for their security relationships with the United States? U.S. intelligence officials tell me they have detected no Soviet-style “active-measures” campaign. However, Chinese tradecraft depends more on financial co-option of business and...