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.
What do Putin’s extraordinary polling numbers really say and what can they mean for Russia’s future.
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.
The Democrats have scored a victory of no little import in the December 2017 elections in Alabama but they will need much than this to stave off the burgeoning authoritarian threat that faces the USA.
This blogs expands on earlier writings about the danger that President Trump is a wolf in a democrat’s clothing.
# American democracy under threat
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.
America’s descent into chaos moved into a higher gear this past week. It will take a lot of civil courage on the part of a lot of Americans to put the dictatorship genie back in the bottle.
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.)