There is, of course, plenty that could still go wrong between Washington and Pyongyang in the lead-up to and at the Trump/Kim Jong-Un summit. Everything points to the fact that it will now proceed as planned on 12 June. I also expect that there is a better than even chance that the summit will result in a grand deal, but not one that is in the interests of the United States and its traditional allies in the region and even further afield.
For my take on the emerging global futures and the drivers shaping them, read this revised input into a discussion on the TOPLINK platform of the World Economic Forum, posted in March 2018.
This latest post on the situation in and around the Korean peninsula looks at where
we stand as the world’s athletes gather for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Part II of this blog takes a critical look at some of the mainstream thinking on the Chinese, Russia and North Korean roles in the current crisis, evaluates how the latter have been implementing their agenda so far and examines the risks they run.
Part I of this blog attempts to explain the rapid improvement in North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile capacity.
The situation is indeed serious but don’t expect Kim Jong-un to go over the strategic edge. (This blog appeared on the website of Open.Canada on 16 August.)
This blog, the first in a two-part series, cuts through some of the traditional thinking on the Korean crisis.
This second blog on the situation in and around Korea, and its implications for international
security, puts forward ideas on how the US and Canada and their Allies can rise to this challenge.
With Donald Trump now sworn in as the American President and Commander–in-Chief, here are some thoughts on where the world may be headed.