Korea and the Geopolitics of Division

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by John Feffer As an ethnically homogenous and already divided nation, Korea might seem to be immune from all the fragmentation that seems to be happening around the world today. Far from the Korean peninsula, the European Union is negotiating… Continue Reading  

North Korea: To Be or Not To Be Nuclear

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by Sergey Batsanov As if all the volatility, conflict and human suffering around the world this year were not enough, in recent months the crisis over North Korea’s (DPRK) possession of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles has mutated from serious… Continue Reading  

North Korea—The Deeper Issues

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by Graham E. Fuller It’s hard to make up a character like Kim Jong Un—his demeanor that reeks callow youth, corpulent self-indulgence, bathing in the adulation of his attendant military brass who sport the highest crowned military visors in the… Continue Reading  

The President Is a Ponzi

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by John Feffer In 1993, I arrived one fall evening in the Romanian city of Cluj. The railway station was mysteriously full of people, and the city outside was crowded and frenetic. I was mystified. Why did this rather obscure… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump’s Road to Debacle in the Greater Middle East

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by Alfred W. McCoy The superhighway to disaster is already being paved. From Donald Trump’s first days in office, news of the damage to America’s international stature has come hard and fast. As if guided by some malign design, the new… Continue Reading