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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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  • GEOPOLITICS, Conflicts

    Jamie Bartlett, "The Next Wave of Extremism Will Be Green"

    Foreign Policy - metered paywall - 1 Sep 2017

    This article is an important warning for many industries and companies. The author of "Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World" predicts that militant environmentalism is coming and that we aren’t ready for it. He offers examples to show that radical environmentalism is not new, but we are now at a stage where climate activism is about to radicalize.  For those who know where to look, growing radicalism in green circles is already there (reads in 6-8 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 2 September 2017

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  • GEOPOLITICS, Asia, Conflicts

    David Ignatius, "This is the moment of truth on North Korea"

    The Washington Post - 8 Aug 2017

    The columnist explains why The North Korean nuclear threat is a “hinge” moment for both the US and China. If Washington and Beijing manage to deal together with the issue, the door opens on a new era in which China will play a larger and more responsible role in global affairs, commensurate with its economic power. If the great powers can't cooperate, the door will slam shut - possibly triggering a catastrophic military conflict on the Korean Peninsula (reads in 3-4 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 11 August 2017

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