Inter-Korean summit: Denuclearization and peace? Yes, but…

How do you see the possibility of denuclearization of Korean peninsula and what the denuclearization could mean in your opinion, and how do you see a prospect of formally ending the war?  Read few comments.

Inter-Korean summit: SK President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Credit: english1.president.go.k

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Inter-Korean summit: What do Seoul and Pyongyang want?

Inter-Korean summit may seem only as an appetizer before Trump-Kim meeting (of course, we will see if that happens). But would do you think South expects from the summit, what are the main goals of President Moon? And what about North and Kim’s goals? Read few comments.

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US-China: From trade conflict to real one?

Do you think that current more or less tit-for-tat tariffs steps between the US and China might also have clear consequences for political, security Washington-Beijing relations, any worries that we could move from trade escalation to wider political conflict, or not and why?  Read few comments.
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Merkel and Macron in Washington. But what is the reality of transatlantic relations?

This is a week of President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel visits to Washington. With tariffs and Iran deal there are two big topics on the table and it is another test for transatlantic relations. How would you say Europe was able to adjust to Donald Trump’s presidency, maybe even to shape his presidency? Read few comments.
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Macron has a tough road ahead

French President Emmanuel Macron is in the office almost for one year. How do you assess Macron’s ability to reform the EU? Macron showed some concerns for the EU future as he just said in Strasbourg that in these difficult times, the European democracy is our best chance and that we see authoritarians all around us, and the answer is not authoritarian democracy. Read few comments.

French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit:

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What is the role of women of North Korea’s regime?

Kim Jong-un has sent his sister Kim Yo-jong to SK during Olympics, now his wife Ri Sol-ju has a title First Lady. The brutal regime had/has usually a face of men from Kim’s family. Do you think that making women more visible is beneficial for North Korea for propaganda purposes or a higher profile of women is maybe just a coincidence? Read few comments.

Kim Yo-jong shakes hands with President Moon Jae-in after delivering a signed letter from her brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Credit:

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Cuba: Change is inevitable

Does it really matter that Raul Castro will step aside as Cuban president? Is it somehow politically important or more or less it only resonates symbolically as the end of Castros era? Read few comments.
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Barbara Bush was an American original

Barbara Bush just passed away, how would you assess her influence over Bush political dynasty and maybe also over American society and politics? Read few comments.

RIP Barbara Bush (1925-2018). Credit:

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Will Western strikes affect Syrian war?

Do you think that strikes in Syria might have some effect to prevent future use of chemical weapons by the regime, do you see any other effects strikes may have? Read few comments.
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Syria strikes: Russia’s retaliation? What retaliation?

Does Russia (or the others, Iran, Assad’s regime) have means, and what kind of means, to retaliate against the West after Syria strikes, is Russia even interested in some kind of visible retaliation? Read few comments.
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