North Korea's latest nuclear blast, whether an actual hydrogen bomb test or something short of that, reminds the world that, for all the jokes about him, the unpredictable dictator in Pyongyang is no joke.
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North Korea is the one regional security issue where Washington consistently courts greater Chinese assertiveness.
The United Nations Security Council called an emergency meeting on the North Korea less than 24 hours after the test occurred in what can only be described as the same, never-ending story of attack, counterattack.
The Korean War ended more than 62 years ago, but not really. The warring parties only agreed to an armistice. Technically everyone still is at war.
Trump's macho reputation among his 25% rabidly loyal base is incredibly misguided, counter-intuitive and, worse, actually a threat to America. Trump is not "tough." He is not "strong." And he most certainly does not have the qualifications, or the temperament, to be president and commander in chief.
Hands up -- who changed a Facebook pic to show solidarity with Paris? Raged about the barbarity of the gunmen? Or even, for those "tragedy hipsters" among us, bemoaned the relative indifference of Westerners to other brutal attacks in Lebanon, Kenya and now Nigeria? What about the World Food Programme's confirmation -- for the umpteenth time -- that 1 in 3 North Korean children is stunted due to malnutrition? Anyone?
America is not at risk from North Korea or even the other Asian powers Snyder cites. Washington does not need the alliance with Seoul to deter Pyongyang. Like most of America's alliances, the U.S.-ROK treaty is entirely one-sided.
In September 2015, I traveled to North Korea to see, first-hand, what life was like inside the Hermit Kingdom. Much of the country was what I had expected: strange, ersatz, thick with propaganda. One thing's for sure: North Korea really is unlike any other place on Earth.
Wah, wah, wah! That's the collective whining of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and several GOP presidential candidates complaining of unfair, biased, mean-spirited debate moderators and their "gotcha" questions.
Public space is shrinking in China for discussion of "Western" views. But "contrary to the general crackdown, North Korea policy seems to be an exception," a U.S. diplomat told me on my recent trip to China. One hears plenty of criticism of Pyongyang.
If international relations obeyed the rules of logic, the United States and North Korea would be sitting down right now to work out their differences.
North Korea's announcement of a year of friendship with Putin's Russia has increased Russian diplomatic leverage over North Korea at a time when US-Russia relations are at their lowest ebb since the end of the Cold War.
Recent events suggest that something unusual is going on in that normally abnormal place. Proposing talks and suggesting rewards would be the best response to an uncertain situation. Someday Pyongyang will change. Engagement is the best way to prepare for that day.
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