President Obama's 2011 “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific region refocused American foreign policy away from the intractable conflicts in the Middle/Near East towards the challenge of Chinese hegemony. In this month's highlights from Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1995, as President Trump rebalances U.S. strategic assets to East Asia and seeks to consolidate his diplomatic credibility with China, well turn our attention in that direction as well.
On Party Leadership, Training, and Policy Implementation in North Korea
Inmin Kyoyuk (National Education), Pyongyang, No. 11, November 1959.
Tang Kanbudulege Chunun Ch’amgo Charyo (Reference Materials for Party Cadres), Pyonyang, Nos. 10-12, October-December 1959. 101 pages
This topical report (multiple authors/sources) touches on industrial development, agriculture, education, and of course, political orthodoxy. Whatever the drawbacks of life in North Korea, one can admire the consistency and perseverance with which they pursue their particular take on the socialist project.
Eulogy on Ho Chi Minh on his 70th Birthday
Lao Dong (Labor) [n.p.] Nos. 746-747, May 1960.
Thoi Moi (Modern Times), Hanoi, No. 2298, 19 May 1960. 30 pages