Category Archives: North Korea

Trump’s nuclear threats are Nixonian junk-food ravings … maybe

By ann summers So the president’s own advisers are saying to discount his words, is where we are now https://t.co/PBdiHaQ6sT — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 9, 2017 North Korea says considering missile strike near Guam The threat ratchets up tensions … Continue reading

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MAX Pressure: Is US pre-emption still on the table for North Korea

By ann summers (WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration has settled on its North Korea strategy after a two-month review: “Maximum pressure and engagement.” So Trump has finally decided on a brand strategy for his military escalation, meaning his threats are … Continue reading

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‘Don’t Do Stupid Sh*t’ is not the Obama Doctrine because there is one

By ann summers   An important date in my lifetime was not an August 30 when I decided to blog regularly, but the red line moment for the Obama decision not to bomb the shit out of Syria over the use … Continue reading

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Global “suicide by police” cannot be the basis for a foreign policy

By ann summers     In the abstract, there’s too much meta in global politics. Yet as today’s interview of Robin Wright on NPR indicates having that more theoretical view is very important to gaining perspective on the various machinations of domestic … Continue reading

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Before Horsemen, Four Growling Dogs

by GENE HOWINGTON At any given time, there are dozens of hotspots around the world where regional conflicts or outright wars are fermenting. Most times these potential conflicts are local or regional in scope. There are four areas at the … Continue reading

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