Serious lessons from developments after Cold War

Korean News, 12 December 1997

Pyongyang, December 12 (KCNA)—Rodong Sinmun today comes out with a signed article on serious lessons from developments in international relations after the Cold War.

The author of the article says: Negative phenomena as well as affirmative changes have taken place for six years since the Cold War came to an end. The end of the Cold War brought on the surface the contradictions, which had been in embryo or had been temporarily covered by the iron curtain among countries and political forces all over the world during the cold war era. It has worsened contradictions between capitalist countries and developing nations.

It is conspicuous that the aggressive and predatory nature and policies of the imperialists remain unchanged and their dominationist ambition has grown. The front of their world military strategy has been moved from Europe to Asia. Regarding the Asian region as the front of major attack, they pursue a strategic purpose to destroy the bulwark of socialism in this region with strength and actualize their Korea, Asia strategy. This is why they are attaching the importance of their military strategy to Asia, directing its spearhead against the Korean Peninsula. It is their final target to bring the Korean Peninsula under their control and, with it as a military strategic point, establish domination over promising Asia and, furthermore, control the world.

The ever undisguised craftiness and knavishness of the imperialists is characteristic of their aggressive foreign policy after the end of the cold war. Vociferating about “security”, “mediation” and “cooperation”, they intend to create illusions about imperialism, dull the awakening of the people against imperialism and for independence and competitively interfere in internal affairs of regions and countries and infiltrate into them. They are forcing other nations to accept western-style “prescription”, claiming that it is “remedy” and “capital idea.” Under the cloak of such a dominationist dogma of a new type as the current of global “integration”, they are trying to westernize and monopolarize the world.

What is noteworthy in the international life after the Cold War is that new complicated matters have been raised among nations and regions because economic competition has been intensified as never before with primary attention to the economic affair. The most serious lesson given by the post-Cold War happenings to the world people is that neither independent development of countries and nations nor global independence can be achieved unless they should preserve the Juche character and the national character and intensify the struggle against imperialism and dominationism.