Taipei Times 2014.06.04 20:48
Angry with the West's response over Ukraine and eager to diversify its
options, Russia is moving rapidly to bolster ties with North Korea in a
diplomatic nose-thumbing that could complicate the US-led effort to squeeze
Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear weapons program.
Russia's proactive strategy in Asia, which also involves cozying up to
China and has been dubbed "Putin's pivot," began years ago as Moscow's
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