Monthly Archives: April 2018

Who Lost Korea? The Third Inter Korean Summit

The much anticipated Third Inter Korean Summit, this time between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, has concluded amid much fanfare and some quite spectacular imagery. The first two Inter Korean summits proved, ultimately, to be failures and whether it will … Continue reading

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US-European Airstrikes Against Syria, the Offence-Defence Balance, and the Left

The war in Syria is simply an obscenity, waged by weak and miserable men. That observation is how any discussion on developments in Syria should proceed, and so it is that I begin this discussion of the April 14 air … Continue reading

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Russia Reportedly Tests Nudol ASAT Weapon

Doubtless we have all seen the report of a sixth test by Russia of the Nudol, which the United States intelligence community assesses to be a direct ascent anti-satellite weapon or ASAT. The report comes to us courtesy of Ankit … Continue reading

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Nuclear Diplomacy After the Kim-Xi Summit: Uncertainty and the Paradox of Self-Reference

When it comes to the gathering nuclear diplomacy with North Korea the surprises are coming thick and fast. I submit that this might be a problem. The latest instalment was the surprise summit meeting between Kim Jong-un and Xi Jinping … Continue reading

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