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It’s Time to Act, Not React, on North Korea

It’s Time to Act, Not React, on North Korea

Although things have been quiet in recent months and there has been no active dialogue between North Korea and the United States, developments in recent days suggest that Pyongyang is back on the agenda of the international community. First, it became known that the US has been reaching out to...

A New Direction for Nukes and North Korea

A New Direction for Nukes and North Korea

North Korea’s acquisition of nuclear weapons has changed the nuclear balance in Northeast Asia. But it hasn’t altered the way politicians and diplomats approach the question of arms control and disarmament in the region. The debate among influencers continues to revolve around two versions of...

We Need a Coronavirus Truce

We Need a Coronavirus Truce

During World War I, soldiers all along the Western front held a series of informal truces in December 1914 to commemorate Christmas. It was early in the war, and opposition had not yet hardened into implacable enmity. The military command, caught by surprise, could not impose complete battlefield...

Could Change Come to North Korea?

Could Change Come to North Korea?

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Andrew Yeo, associate professor of politics at The Catholic University of America. There are few reports with encouraging overtones emerging from North Korea. The country is mostly known for its contentious nuclear program and pervasive...

The North Korea Summit Wasn’t a Success

The North Korea Summit Wasn’t a Success

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Ramesh Thakur, a former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations. During his tenure in office, President Donald Trump has made two controversial nuclear decisions with substantial impact on US foreign relations. First, Trump...

Is Korea’s Cold War About to End?

Is Korea’s Cold War About to End?

Journalists are missing the real news of the two Koreas dismantling Cold War structures on the peninsula. Remarkable changes are taking place on the Korean Peninsula. The two Koreas are actually starting to demilitarize the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Just in the last couple weeks, they...

Do Bullies Always Win?

Do Bullies Always Win?

Trump's bullying worked with Canada, has half-worked with Iran and North Korea, but has had nothing but malign impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations. The news that Canada has caved on trade has me depressed. The glee with which Donald Trump has announced his latest “victory” is galling....

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Disgusting” Sight of Flags

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Disgusting” Sight of Flags

This former CIA official wasn’t happy about seeing the US and North Korea flags alongside each other in the Trump-Kim photo op. Following Donald Trump’s historic summit with Kim Jong-un, The Hill quotes former CIA Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash who was less impressed by the event itself than by...

Trump in Ottawa and Singapore: The World Turned Upside Down

Trump in Ottawa and Singapore: The World Turned Upside Down

The American president hasn't just turned his back on and disparaged his country’s strongest allies — he embraced one of its worst sworn enemies. Legend has it that in 1781, at the formal surrender ceremony following George Washington and the American revolutionaries’ decisive defeat of...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Week of “Summits”

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Week of “Summits”

The fact that today, within a week, the world is witnessing three separate summits tells us how dramatically the geopolitical landscape has changed. To interpret human destiny, astrology observes the conjunction or alignment of celestial spheres, as the planets and stars move in their varying...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Relationship” with Trump

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Relationship” with Trump

Has Trump finally gone back to school? Is learning an item on his agenda? Has Donald Trump suddenly begun to learn and adapt rather than posture and repeat? Concerning the imminent talks with North Korea, we discover, perhaps for the first time, that he is willing to change, though he of course...

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