According to the ProPublica article, the Trump administration is holding talks on providing nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia — a move that critics say could upend decades of U.S. policy and lead to an arms race in the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia needs approval from the U.S. in order to receive sensitive American technology. Past negotiations broke down because the Saudi government wouldn’t commit to certain safeguards against eventually using the technology for weapons.
Because what the Middle East needs is the potential for a nuclear capable Saudi Arabia.
And of course Mike Pence is involved in some capacity.
Russia and North Korea share a short border but a long history.
When the United States and the Soviet Union drew theseemingly innocuous line dividing the Korean peninsula in 1953, it was regarded as a temporary administrative division for processing Japanese forces after World War II.
However, since then, Russia (and its Soviet Union predecessor) have been ensnared in the fate of the hermit Communist state.
Andray Abrahamian and Daekwon Son, writing in their 7th November piece for 38north.org, discussed some potential corollaries of the the recent de-escalation between China and South Korea over the contentious THAAD issue.
In early November 2017, legal representatives of Twitter, Facebook and Google faced questioning before Congress concerning the accusation that Russia exploited their websites to interfere with the 2016 US Presidential election.
When media around the world mention China’s new “Silk Road” initiative, it is often portrayed as a sinister strategy by the Chinese to pull various countries in Asia, Africa and Europe out of the West’s sphere of influence and under the patronage of China. Through extensive infrastructure projects and generous loans, many fear that China is aspiring to create a proxy Empire that can rival the global hegemony of the US-led Western world order.
In 1989, the Soviet Empire was revealing itself to be a failure and crumbled in front of the eyes of the world. In this year, an article entitled “The End of History?” was published. Its author, Francis Fukuyama, announced that the great ideological battles between east and west were over, and that western liberal democracy had triumphed. Since the end of the Cold War, many “triumphant” democratic countries, especially in the West, have increased their pressure on authoritarian regimes to democratise, and coerce them to find “enlightenment”.