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Na Foreign Policy, o professor Daniel W. Drezner analisa a “cada vez mais insustentável situação de Israel” e – a páginas tantas – estabelece uma comparação entre aquele Estado judaico e a Coreia do Norte. Excluindo a questão do crescimento económico, escreve Drezner, muito mais é aquilo que os une do que aquilo que os separa:

Indeed, the parallels between Israel and — gulp — North Korea are becoming pretty eerie.  True, Israel’s economy is thriving and North Korea’s is not.  That said, both countries are diplomatically isolated except for their ties to a great power benefactor.   Both countries are pursuing autarkic policies that immiserate millions of people.  The majority of the population in both countries seem blithely unaware of what the rest of the world thinks.  Both countries face hostile regional environments.  Both countries keep getting referred to the United Nations.  And, in the past month, the great power benefactor is finding it more and more difficult to defend their behavior to the rest of the world.

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