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North Korea, Guam and Trump – bluff or serious threat?

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The month of August usually brings an increase in angry rhetoric between North Korea and its main adversaries, South Korea and the US. During this month the yearly military exercises conducted by the South Korean and US militaries frequently lead to fuming statements by North Korea which, by and large, go unchallenged. The difference this…

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Listening to the right people

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It’s always difficult to predict the twists and turns of any general election campaign, but the outcome of the last was truly beyond anyone’s expectations. Theresa May went from having the largest poll lead of any Conservative prime minister in modern history, only to crash and burn in such spectacular fashion. In the history books,…

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un need to find a diplomatic off-ramp

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Just six months into the administration of President Donald Trump, the war of words and nuclear threats between the United States and North Korea have escalated, and a peaceful resolution to the escalating crisis is more difficult than ever to achieve. Both leaders need to immediately work to deescalate the situation and direct their diplomats…