What does North Korea want?

With the new missile test and the assessment reported by WaPo that North Korea might have a reliable nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as the next year, it seems clear that the nuclear capabilities of NK are improving significantly. In your opinion, what is a primary goal of NK nuclear program, to keep the regime safe from any external attack, or to have a capability to strike first, or probably both? Read few comments.

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Fucking paranoid schizophrenic: How dysfunctional is the White House?

While politics is not a kindergarten it is probably not very usual to hear the White House communications director describing the White House chief of staff as a fucking paranoid schizophrenic. In your opinion, does it tell us something about how functional/dysfunctional is the current White House? Read few comments.

The White House: Credit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/

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EU refugee quotas: Any lessons learned?

While we probably need some burden sharing system regarding refugees what are the lessons learned from this relative failure of migrant quotas for the future of solving refugee crisis and changing the EU asylum system? Read few comments.

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What’s next for Poland?

A short interview with Dariusz Kalan, Analyst of International Affairs, Freelance Journalist.

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Libya’s rivals to meet. Any progress?

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and commander Khalifa Haftar are going to meet this in Paris. Do you think such discussions (if it happened)  might lead to some solution for Libya, what both sides want to gain out of  such talks? Read few comments.

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Wonder Woman: A feminist in the war

Wonder Woman is the most successful DCEU’s movie in the US. The movie by Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot’s performance were heavily praised by critics and fans alike. While a great comic book movie it also tries to go bit beyond the fantastic world of superheroes. Read few comments about what separates Wonder Woman from many other comic book adaptations.

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Credit: http://wonderwomanfilm.com/

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Netanyahu’s illiberal connection?

Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu just visited Hungary and had a summit with V4 countries and many observers suggested that he might feel quite comfortable among illiberal partners as current Hungarian and Polish governments are described. How would you see this, would you agree or not, and why? (you might also have heard about how Netanyahu basically supported Hungarian campaign against George Soros).

Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu at V4 summit in Budapest with Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán. Credit: http://www.kormany.hu

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