Over at her site Heather’s Homilies, reader Heather Hastie has a long (4000-word) but thoughtful, informative, and well-researched post on the issue of North Korea, the ineffectiveness of sanctions against that state (the world’s most repressive, in my view), and the need for the U.S. to keep good relations with China, our one go-between with North Korea. As you probably know, even before he becomes President, Donald Trump is already mucking about in international politics by cozying up to Taiwan and angering China. He’s a loose cannon. While Heather thinks the moral thing to do is to side with Taiwan against China, she emphasizes that things are more complicated than that.
At any rate, I recommend you visit her site and read the post: “The North Korea problem and why we need China“.