Friday, September 9, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 9, 2016

DW: Analyst: 'We need an entirely new North Korea strategy'

Repeated sanctions and warnings have been unable to deter North Korea from pursuing its nuclear weapons program. East Asia expert RĂ¼diger Frank tells DW that the international community has totally failed on this front.

North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday, September 9, and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that its rivals and the United Nations have so far been powerless to deal with.

The United Nations Security Council is holding a closed-door meeting on Friday afternoon to discuss the North's nuclear test, diplomats said, at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 9, 2016

Taming North Korea -- Bloomberg editorial

AP Analysis: N. Korea seeks leverage by playing nuke card -- AP

North Korea's nuclear programme: How advanced is it? -- BBC

Is China totally impotent on North Korea? -- Katie Hunt, CNN

North Korea nuclear test: Is it important? -- BBC

The rise and rise of the border wall -- James Denselow, Al Jazeera

Why Vietnam is failing to unite its neighbours against China -- Olivier Hensengerth, Newsweek

Abide with Mao: China still struggles to stuff the Great Helmsman underground -- The Economist

Why is Duterte so popular in the Philippines? -- Ana P. Santos, DW

Somaliland Wants to Secede – Here's Why Caution Is Necessary -- Peter Robert Woodward, The Conversation

Ireland, if you think Apple is bad you ain’t seen nothing yet -- Nigel Farage, Irish Times

Snowden Is Turning Into a Liability for Putin -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Obama’s huge Saudi 9/11 dilemma -- Jordan Fabian and Katie Bo Williams, The Hill

War Funding Has Lost Its Meaning -- Fred Ferreira, RCD

Social media and the rise of the Global Politician -- Melanie de Klerk, DW

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