Guam: Today’s Cuban Missile Crisis?

August 23, 2017

US grandstanding over Guam would not be so worrying if it were not for the possible involvement of nuclear weapons. The standoff between North Korea and the United States has been brewing since the leadership changed in both countries. Kim Jong-un has been consolidating his position and...

North Korea Threatens Guam: A 21st-Century Pearl Harbor?

August 17, 2017

Under the premise that Pearl Harbor has been a grave miscalculation, we find similarities between 1940 and what is happening with North Korea today. The parallels between pre-World War II US foreign policy in Japan and what we are observing today in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea...

Dealing With Kim: Trump’s Failure to Understand Juche

August 14, 2017

The North Korean crisis can only be resolved if Donald Trump understands Kim Jong-un’s ideological perspective. Donald Trump’s increasingly incendiary statements and tweets and Kim Jong-un’s threats to launch missiles at or near the American Pacific island of Guam have sparked possibly the...

Can Trump Actually Cut (Good) Deals on Diplomacy?

July 13, 2017

From North Korea to Russia to the Middle East, there's no shortage of deal-making needed. But beware the fine print of anything with Trump's insignia. American beef is now available in China — as a result of a deal that Donald Trump made with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. In exchange, Chinese...

North Korea’s Growing Nuclear Threat

July 10, 2017

Will Donald Trump be the fourth consecutive US president to fail in preventing North Korea from expanding its nuclear capability? When North Korea launched its latest missile on July 4, it was yet another auspiciously timed message for the world that the country is armed and dangerous. Calling...