A window of opportunity for talks between North Korea and the US?

VPOTUS Mike Pence said that during conversations with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, the U.S. and SK had agreed on terms for “further engagement” with the North. Such an engagement would be conducted first by the South Koreans and “potentially” with the U.S. shortly thereafter. How do you read this statement, do you see any potential window of opportunity for diplomatic talks between North Korea and the US? Read few comments.

US Vice President Mike Pence meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Credit: https://kr.usembassy.gov

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Donald Trump vs. the world?

What kind of effect, if any, has had one year of Donald Trump in the White House on the world, can we talk now at least about some framework of his strategy beyond slogans like America First and MAGA? Read few comments.


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Putin thanks Trump? It is fair to question his motives

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanks US President Donald Trump for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in Russia. While exchanging info on terrorist threat is nothing unusual, it is rare that it is followed by public statement about this on the highest level. How do you read this, why, in your opinion, Putin felt he has to publicly thank Trump? Read few comments.

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in July. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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Jerusalem: Trump has created a crisis. Also an opportunity?

With Ahron Bregman of King’s College London about US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision.


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Will/can Tillerson stay? Does it matter?

How would you assess the chance of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to survive at Foggy Bottom, does he deserve to survive? Read few comments.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Credit: U.S. Department of State

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Expectations are high for Trump’s first Asia visit. But…

A lot is eclipsed by the North Korea nuclear program but as President Donald Trump prepares for his first trip to Asia how (un)clear are the priorities of his administration in this region, what are/should be those priorities? Read few comments.


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Where was the UN in the Trump’s speech at UNGA?

Read few comments by Martin EdwardsAssociate Professor and Director, Center for UN and Global Governance Studies, Seton Hall University. Listen to President Donald Trump’s speech.

Secretary-General António Guterres meets with United States President Donald Trump. Also pictured, Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the UN. Credit: http://www.unmultimedia.org/Eskinder Debebe

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