The Kim Jong Un Phenomenon

Mike Pompeo and Kim Jong Un

by Graham E. Fuller  I may be naive but I get the feeling that something possibly profound is underway with the recent dramatic flurry of diplomatic activity surrounding the once reclusive leader Kim Jong Un; it could represent a turning… Continue Reading  

Two-Faced Trump: Peace in Korea, War with Iran

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by John Feffer The president giveth and he taketh away. Donald Trump is a stern and wrathful leader. He thinks nothing of raining down fire and fury upon the enemies of his “chosen people.” Indeed, he even flirts with ending… Continue Reading  

The Day After Leaving the Iran Deal

Great Sorrow by Laszlo Marton

by Mitchell Plitnick French President Emmanuel Macron likely wrote the epitaph for the Iran nuclear deal as he was leaving Washington. Based on his statements, U.S. relations with Iran and North Korea as well are becoming increasingly dangerous. “(President Donald… Continue Reading  

Korea and the Geopolitics of Impossible

Divided families reunion between North and South Korea

by John Feffer In geopolitics, everything is impossible — until, suddenly, it isn‘t. Wars that no one ever believed could happen flare into existence, and stable societies descend into chaos. On the other side of spectrum, peace agreements that only… Continue Reading  

Creating a Perpetual War Machine

Artwork by Anthony Freda

by Andrew Bacevich The purpose of all wars, is peace. So observed St. Augustine early in the first millennium A.D. Far be it from me to disagree with the esteemed Bishop of Hippo, but his crisply formulated aphorism just might require a… Continue Reading