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Posts Tagged ‘North Korea’

The President is Missing – but not in the way it sounds

AP photo   By Hazel Speed Incongruously, a lawyer with various celebrity and high profile clients, had the inspired thought to team two together and facilitate a rather intriguing project.

Poetry

AFP photo   By Alejandro Escudé

Nuclear Failure: On the verge of World War 3

Reuters photo   By Ogunniyi Abayomi From a disagreement between the idealist and realist over the struggle of authority, the First World War erupted, likewise the Second World War, followed by the Cold War between America and the now defunct Soviet Union, fighting together against the super power of Europe as allies in spite of […]

Observations of an Expat: The Korean Solution

AP photo   By Tom Arms I have a solution to Korea. It is…

We are by far the greater threat

AP photo   By Don Krieger   China urges all sides in North Korea standoff to ‘stop irritating’ one another

North Korea should stop crying wolf when there is one at their door

EPA photo   By Hazel Speed With the news that the largest Japanese warship is now escorting a US supply vessel, and the French and British Fleets are also included in military exercises whilst North Korea keep launching dud fireworks until they get it right, then it cannot be doubted this whole flotilla of military […]

Dangerous Political Games

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Prior to the Brexit Referendum itself, announced by the then Prime Minister (Mr Cameron), neither he, The Speaker nor the scribes or legal Members in Parliament (either Houses); nor the months of campaigning leading up to the vote gave mention, nor challenge in respect of any irregularities as to […]

Trump puts Mexican Wall on hold – for now

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Apparently, there has been no shortage of contractors submitting their interest and/or presentations/proposals to build President Trump’s Mexican Wall.

Observations of an Expat: China at the Crossroads

AFP photo   By Tom Arms China is at a political crossroads with a nuclear-tipped Mack truck driven by a suicidal North Korean juvenile threatening to plough into its side with disastrous consequences for Beijing and the rest of the world.

Leaders brief Congress at White House on North Korea threat

Carlos Barria/Reuters   By Kanwal Abidi Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marine Corps General Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed members of Congress at the White House earlier on the review President Donald J. Trump ordered of U.S. policy […]

Poetry

Reuters photo   By Ron Larson

Trump is not Kennedy and this is 2017

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Those of us who recall The Bay of Pigs, even though we were children, just by listening to the news and hearing what our parents thought on the issues, we knew that we were at risk of missiles being used. Everyone was nervous. The same feeling has now returned, […]

Poetry

AFP photo   By Ron Larson

The Alleged Leaked Intelligence: A Classic Russian Playbook Move

AP/AFP photo   By Cynthia M. Lardner “The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between […]

North Korea has a new Message in a Bottle

Ann Young-Joon/AP   By Hazel Speed When I have read and listened to recent reports regarding the manner in which Kim Jong-nam was assassinated, it is a more worrying message to the West in a clever and simple package, and whilst the West concern themselves with the nuclear capability the North Koreans may be developing […]

NATO’s Importance to the Security of the United States

By Cynthia M. Lardner   A Conversation with Jamie Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

North Korea: A Global Threat

By David Adejumo North Korea has over the years emerged as a Global threat. The country officially called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which many describe as an autocratic, totalitarian State with a reckless, uncultured and perverted juvenile (Kim Jong-un) as Supreme Leader of an indoctrinated population of over 25 million people, has […]

In Deep Waters with China and Russia

Ng Han Guan/AP   By Cynthia M. Lardner   The Threat to Global Stability and Security   Geopolitical tensions have risen to a level where another major war or even world war is no longer outside the realm of possibilities. There has been a military build-up by the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of […]

Who Will Expiate For Whose Sins?

Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud/Reuters   By Ananya S Guha World leaders are expiating for sins. Not theirs, but for their country’s, through the passage of time.

The Fight Against Modern Slavery

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi   By Belinda Goldsmith, Astrid Zweynert and Alex Whiting Nearly 46 million people around the world are living as slaves, forced to work in factories, mines and farms, sold for sex, trapped in debt bondage or born into servitude, according to the third Global Slavery Index released today.

Nuclear Security Blunders

  By Sabena Siddiqi Nuclear weapon security is usually handled by different agencies from those that manage civilian safety mainly to maintain secrecy. The ultimate security threat is thought to be from terrorist groups, but the number of times breaches in nuclear security transpire is simply staggering.

Putin vs the World

  By Robert Barrett Machiavelli would be disgusted by the current leaders of the free world. The question they keep asking is: how do we stop Putin in Ukraine? They would do well to remember that if an injury must be done to a man, it should be of such a kind that you need […]