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

March 30, 2021

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...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: What Americans “Think” of Trump-Kim

June 18, 2018

President Trump has got every thinking when it comes to a different future for North Korea.  One of the wonderful faculties humans dispose of is thinking, which some people think separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Donald Trump’s surprise negotiations with North Korean leader...

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

June 15, 2018

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...

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

June 11, 2018

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

June 04, 2018

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...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Trump Needs to Understand “Trust”

June 01, 2018

Washington has a new motto: “In Trump’s faithlessness we trust.” As the US and most of Asia prepares for the next unpredictable episode of Donald Trump’s off again, on again summit with Kim Jong-un, The Guardian quotes the wise words of former Japanese diplomat Hitoshi Tanaka who has...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Improvisation” with Trump and Kim

May 01, 2018

Why are we so uncomfortable with the idea of improvising? Business Insider’s Tara Francis Chan analyses the clues from the historic meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in. Chan noticed that the North Korean leader surprised observers by allowing himself to...

Korea and the Geopolitics of the Impossible

April 27, 2018

Careful Korean diplomacy, coupled by Trump's desire to do what Obama couldn't, could mean a rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula no one thought possible. In geopolitics, everything is impossible — until, suddenly, it isn‘t. Wars that no one ever believed could happen flare into existence,...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Fake News or “Propaganda”?

February 20, 2018

CNN faces criticism over its reporting of the North Korean leader’s family. The Huffington Post reports that “CNN is facing a backlash over an article about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, which critics claim paints her family’s repressive regime in a positive...

Doing What’s Right in a Dangerous World

November 08, 2017

Today’s real and present nuclear danger seems so much more immediate because Trump has his unstable hand on the nuclear button. The United States of America is the only nation on earth that has ever purposely used nuclear weapons to kill human beings — approximately 66,000 dead in Hiroshima...

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