No Diplomacy for South Korea

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by John Feffer The United States has not yet appointed an ambassador to South Korea. This shouldn’t necessarily be interpreted as an insult. A number of other important places still lack U.S. ambassadors: the European Union, Germany, Turkey. The Trump… Continue Reading  

Korean Peninsula: From Fire and Fury to Freeze-for-Freeze

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by the International Crisis Group The risk of catastrophic war on the Korean peninsula is higher than at any time in recent history. The “maximum pressure” strategy the U.S. has pursued in response to North Korea’s weapons tests could badly… Continue Reading  

Korean Peninsula: In the Line of Fire and Fury

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by the International Crisis Group The threat of nightmarish war on the Korean peninsula is higher than at any time in recent history. As the pace of North Korea’s nuclear and missile testing increased throughout 2017, so too did the… Continue Reading  

Wrestling with Iran

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by John Feffer In Iran, wrestling commands the same level of public interest as football in the United States. This is no passing fad. Wrestling is intimately entwined with the history and culture of the country, going back to the… Continue Reading  

Games Revolutionaries Play

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by Henry Precht It seems a shame to let all that fol-de-rol from the Olympics be cast aside after such an abbreviated run. As Sochi revealed to us novices, there are always new, curious forms of sport that merit recognition.… Continue Reading