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

Mattias Eken

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…


Time and patience

Bob Glaberson

In War and Peace Tolstoy says about General Kutuzov, the Russian general who was the victor in the war against Napoleon in 1812, that he counselled his generals to allow ‘time and patience’ to work against the enemy. Vladimir Putin may have learned this lesson from Russian history well enough to stand it on its…

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