assessed North Korea to be a country of which has
the most censored media in the world...
Limited access to 'state-controlled' TV;
Radio: Police registry to approved stations.
In sociology, 'fear' societies such as NoKO are noted for their necessity of having an 'enemy,' whether that enemy is external or internal, in order to justify and consolidate their legitimacy with a disaffected population.
Nothing in the SC sanctions does anything to alter the modus operandi of the NOKos: the country is still very much a fear society, and unfortunately, the logical--and historical--progress of fear societies is toward homicidal suicide.
A delay has been achieved, merely a delay. With a homicidal/suicidal ideology (fascism, Stalinism, theofascism), any delay is but a brief preliminary dance with death.
-and - North Korea’s nuclear test program.
According to Tat Yan Kong (a lecturer at London's School of Oriental and African Studies) many North Koreans see developing a nuclear bomb (and the government's claim to be holding the US at bay) as a great source of pride...
N. Koreans find safety in the ignorance of the true impact the regime subjects them to...This must explain their reluctance to expand their vision beyond years of isolation. For now, all they think about is how to live...
Professor Leonid Petrov, a specialist in North Korean historiography based at the Political Sciences University in Paris, cites an example where a delegation of North Korean diplomats were expected (in Paris) to learn more about democracy and market economy. After the nuclear test, the trip was cancelled.
Outsidethebeltway's excellent post depicts:
Soros, Carter blame Bush for North Korea crisis
Jimmy Carter Blames Bush for NoKo