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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...

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...

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...

Korea and the Geopolitics of the Impossible

Korea and the Geopolitics of the Impossible

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”?

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

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

Doing What’s Right in a Dangerous World

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...

Why is Donald Trump Obsessed with Iran?

Why is Donald Trump Obsessed with Iran?

The president’s obsession with Iran is by no means absurd. It fits perfectly with the Trump administration’s grand foreign policy strategy. Exactly 4 minutes, interrupted by a dramatic pause to gain the (cold) applause of the United Nations General Assembly. This is the time that US...

The World This Week: North Korea Fires Missile and Goes Nuclear

The World This Week: North Korea Fires Missile and Goes Nuclear

China is in a bind as North Korea’s nuclear explosion heightens risks of a calamitous catastrophe. Last week, Houston was in the limelight. This week, the Indian subcontinent is under the microscope. For centuries, the monsoons have brought both life and death to this region. Without a good...

Trump’s Iran Policy Risks Cloning North Korea

Trump’s Iran Policy Risks Cloning North Korea

By scrapping the accord, Iran is likely to adopt a North Korean outlook: that nuclear military capability is central to its security. As US President Donald Trump grapples with a set of bad options for responding to North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear and ballistic missiles program, he...

Tick Tock Goes the Doomsday Clock

Tick Tock Goes the Doomsday Clock

With North Korea, the doomsday clock inches ever closer to midnight. On July 22, General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, publicly announced that North Korea’s nuclear missile program has matured to the point that Pyongyang can now launch a “limited missile...

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