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Plutonium Pit Lifetime and the Trump Administration’s Disbanding of the JASONs

Reuters has an excellent special report, the fruit of good old fashioned investigative journalism, on some of the details behind the Trump administration’s move against the JASON group of independent scientific consultants to the Defense Department. The JASONs have a … Continue reading

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Three Strikes and You’re Out? North Korea Accuses Trump of Reneging on an Agreement Made at Panmunjom.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has issued a report concluding that malnutrition and disease are both on the rise in North Korea. The news, as usual, garnered little attention in the western media nor also … Continue reading

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Is Donald Trump a Chollima Rider? On the Kim-Trump Meeting at the DMZ.

What but a mysterious force could propel the Chollima horse to speeds of 1,000 ri a day? Could it be the very same mysterious force that Kim Jong-un says brought Donald Trump and he together at the DMZ? Or is … Continue reading

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The Twin Paradox of Denuclearisation Diplomacy with North Korea

June 12 marked the first anniversary of the Singapore summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, and the period thereafter has seen some suggest preparations are afoot for a third summit. Kim Jong-un sent a letter to Trump to mark … Continue reading

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Taking the Standoff Between Iran and the US in the Gulf as a Controlled Experiment

The escalating crisis in the Persian Gulf between Iran and the United States and its allies is about as close as one can get to a controlled experiment in international relations. On the hand the crisis promises to tell us … Continue reading

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Making an International Crisis into an International Crisis: North Korea Tests Short Range Ballistic Missile and Multiple Rocket Launchers in Echo of 2017

We’re riding an escalation ladder with North Korea, and we’ll continue to do so until we recognise that North Korea also has interests. Continue reading

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Brighter Than a Thousand Suns: Is Kim Jong-un Gearing Up for The Mother of All October Surprises?

Kim Jong-un has given Donald Trump a deadline of one year to play ball on denuclearisation. Next year is an election year. October surprise! Continue reading

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What Happened at Hanoi, What You’re Supposed to Think Did, and What Should Happen Now

What you’re supposed to think happened at Hanoi, didn’t happen at Hanoi and Donald Trump is no Forrest Gump because though a moron Gump wasn’t a hustler. Continue reading

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Riding the Escalation Ladder with North Korea Risks Intentional Nuclear War

From before Hanoi we’ve been riding the escalation ladder with North Korea, and it looks like liberals and neoconservatives don’t mind nuclear war too much. Continue reading

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Me!2: On the Collapse of the Hanoi Summit.

When Melos gets the H-bomb Athens should get what it can get. But Athens wants more. That’s the lesson of the Hanoi fizzle. Continue reading

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