South Korea’s president suggests 2030 World Cup bid with North Korea

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According to the Guardian article, South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, has suggested North Korea could be part of a bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup. In a meeting with the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, Moon said that several countries in north-east Asia – including the isolated North Korea – could form a bloc to share hosting duties for the tournament.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/12/south-korea-president-suggests-cohosting-2030-world-cup-north-korea?CMP=fb_gu

 

What North Korea learned from Libya’s descent into anarchy? (How Kim Jong Un learned to love the bomb)

Kim Jung Un’s sanity has been questioned for years. He is characterised and satirised as an unhinged megalomaniac with an apocalyptic desire to annihilate large parts of the world’s population by instigating a nuclear war.

However, a counter-argument can be made that Kim Jung Un is, in fact, a rational actor. Continue reading “What North Korea learned from Libya’s descent into anarchy? (How Kim Jong Un learned to love the bomb)”

Is North Korea the main benefactor of South Korea’s current political scandal?

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Widespread public backlash has been surging throughout South Korea since it was uncovered that Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea, had been seeking the advice of a woman named Choi Soon-sil, the daughter of an alleged shamanistic cult leader (!) Continue reading “Is North Korea the main benefactor of South Korea’s current political scandal?”

The Madman Theory of diplomacy from Nixon to Trump: shrewd brinkmanship or dangerous naivety?

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In 1968, Richard Nixon was elected US President.  He ran with a foreign policy platform promising to end the internecine war in Vietnam and allow the US to withdraw from the quagmire in South East Asia.v

Continue reading “The Madman Theory of diplomacy from Nixon to Trump: shrewd brinkmanship or dangerous naivety?”