Is a US-North Korea war imminent?

April 26, 2017

… in South Korea practiced evacuating the country in case of an attack last year. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Trump and China: What’s at stake? Analysts say all sides believe a full-scale conventional war would be devastating and not serve anybody’s ultimate interests. Incidents in the recent past — including the 2010 sinking of a South Korean warship and the 2014 shelling of a South Korean island — haven’t led to war on the Korean …


Bashar al-Assad and Kim Jong Un: A tale of two dictators

April 20, 2017

(CNN)In its first 100 days, the Trump Administration has found itself in confrontation with two dictators: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Though they rule vastly different countries on opposite sides of the world, their regimes share some striking similarities. Family business The leaders of Syria and North Korea bothinherited their positions from their fathers: Hafez al-Assad and Kim Jong Il. Their family dynasties have ruled countries of roughly …


9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… fist-shaking battles waged between institutions of higher learning have to do with economics, photon theory or just plain snob appeal, we present the Iron Bowl, the Thanksgiving weekend football game between neighboring universities in the U.S. South The annual, in-state grudge match between Auburn University’s Tigers and the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide dates to 1893 and “basically forces people in this state to take sides the second they’re born,” notes …


Why Trump’s Syria Strike Will Not End Well

April 9, 2017

… structured and realistic, they often faltered due to insufficient political will from one or both sides. The readiness to expend the necessary political capital and pay the domestic political price to achieve a deal was simply missing. Diplomacy had to succeed on the cheap. …


Congress Loves The Syria Strike. But Senators Can’t Say Why Trump Thinks It’s Legal.

April 8, 2017

… interest, or to defend the interest of the United States, or whether theres more, Cornyn told reporters after a briefing from Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ill let the international lawyers look at the details of how they view it, said Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska). It can be argued on both sides, Tester told reporters. I think we need an [Authorization for the Use of Military Force] that actually addresses this issue. We dont have one right now. Tom Williams …


Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

The phrase she was keenest to use “now is not the time” – but significantly she didn’t say “never”. So if not now, when? Has she accepted that there will be an independence referendum sometime after Brexit? Both sides say they want the Brexit picture to clear up, so they can offer voters an “informed choice”. The divide is over when they believe this will happen. Ms Sturgeon believes the substantive shape of the Brexit deal should be set in …