“In a war, truth is the first casualty…” – Aeschylus. The violation of principles, either domestic or international, is being accelerated under Donald Trump as his intentional tweets are meant to confuse Americans and their political and economic partners.
Tag: North Korea
Pyongyang has gone to great lengths to “humble itself” before the eyes of the world in presenting its peaceful intentions, which it’s hoping was successful in creating space for President Moon to once more try his hand at reviving the “Sunshine Policy”.
Considering that a nuclear conflict over North Korea appeared imminent in recent weeks, the winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, South Korea, is a most welcome distraction – and might even deter a major war on the peninsula.
Neither Trump nor Kim backed down in paving the way for the intra-Korean talks, but that both have an interest in making it seem like their rival was the one who did.
Trump is a modern-day Machiavelli who doesn’t care about morals, ethics, and principles when it comes to advancing his country’s grand strategic interests on the world stage.
The new US National Security Strategy describes the envisaged application of the Trump Doctrine in a regional context all across the world.
Russia and China approved the UNSC sanctions against North Korea because it corresponds to their grand strategic interests, not under American pressure.
While the new resident of the White House has been acquiring a taste for military adventures overseas, the prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, visited Moscow last Thursday for his 17th talk with Vladimir Putin. But of course their normal economic agenda, intended to hammer out the final details of […]
U.S. President Barack Obama is under enormous pressure from political opponents, the media and pundits to push back forcefully against President Vladimir Putin. It was Putin, after all, who not only returned Crimea to Russia but also pledged to defend Russian compatriots elsewhere in Ukraine and around the world. The current U.S. sanctions, which have blacklisted a couple dozen Russian individuals […]
In mid April, when the English protestors were celebrating the death of Margret Thatcher, singing, “Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is Dead” – the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Beijing, humming, ‘Pyongyang, Pyongyang! Kim Jong Un’ is damned’ – discussing with the top Chinese leadership ways to […]
The world is becoming more multipolar. But the United States is only one of its poles. It has a huge navy, and it is striving desperately to gain control over all of the world’s oceans and, therefore, the major cargo routes. The United States is also the world’s financial center. […]
Everything about North Korea has to be speculative. That has been and is still the main problem. But one speculation seems to be ending, finally. It concerns China’s apparent ambivalence about North Korea’s nuclear program. Increasingly, Beijing is coming out on the ‘right side of history’. Which in turn would […]