Monthly Archives: April 2018

Kim Jong-un’s Diplomatic Offensive

April 30, 2018 Following North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s visit to China in late March, I said that though many would still say that he remains a ruthless dictator, some may start thinking that he plays his foreign policy cards … Continue reading

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The Trump-Macron Summit

April 25, 2018 With endless displays of camaraderie underling a special relationship between the two leaders and the two countries the Trump-Macron summit was a rather unconventional one, at least in terms of body language. But President Macron’s desire to … Continue reading

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“Mission Accomplished”

April 16, 2018 President Trump said on Sunday that he knew he would be demeaned for using the term “mission accomplished”. On that at least he proved to be right. But what was the mission? Firstly, to prove at low … Continue reading

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Russia-West Tensions over Douma

April 12, 2018 During the UN Security Council debate on Syria on April 9, Ambassador Nikki Haley said, “What we are dealing with today is not about a spat between the United States and Russia. This is about the inhumane … Continue reading

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The Trump-Iran-North Korea Imbroglio

April 10, 2018 Forty-seven years ago, today, the U.S. table tennis team arrived in China. Later in the year, in July 1971, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger made a secret trip to China   paving the way for Richard Nixon’s own … Continue reading

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