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  • GEOPOLITICS, Asia, Conflicts

    Sean Illing, "Trump just canceled the North Korea summit. 9 experts explain what happens now"

    Vox - 24 May 2018

    In short: it’s not great. None of the nine experts (all Americans) sees any possible upside in the cancellation. With some substantial variations, all agree that North Korea is the big winner of Trump’s decision and South Korea the loser. For the US President, it is a substantial embarrassment. It’s very hard to get a sense of what comes next (reads in 6-7 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 26 May 2018

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  • GEOPOLITICS, Asia, China, US

    Chandran Nair, "New era of Asian diplomacy"

    China Daily - 15 May 2018

    In a way, Chandran’s op-ed complements and reinforces Kishore’s argument. He elaborates on the reasons why we are witnessing the dawn of a new era of Asian diplomacy – a process in which the US plays almost no role. In his opinion, “Washington may need to accept that its involvement in every problem around the world is unnecessary. History shows that it is even counterproductive at times” (reads in 5-6 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 18 May 2018

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  • GEOPOLITICS, Asia, Conflicts

    Nicholas Miller and Vipin Narang, "How North Korea Shocked the Nuclear Experts"

    Politico Magazine - 26 Aug 2017

    This article inverses the common perspective by asking: if an impoverished dictatorship like North Korea can build a nuclear weapon against the will of the world, who can’t? The country has defied the experts about proliferation and shown that: (1) a poor state can build a bomb; (2) Dictators can manage complex projects; (3) Vulnerable states cannot be easily deterred or denied (reads in 7-8 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 2 September 2017

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