Monday, May 31, 2010

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- May 31, 2010

Some 100,000 people gathered in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang, capital of Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), on May 30 to protest the United States and South Korea over the sinking of a warship earlier this year. It is now feared that war may break out at any time between the two Koreas. People's Daily

China’s Stance On North Korea Could Lead To War -- Times Online

The world is anxious about the Kim regime but greater disasters lie ahead if its superpower neighbour fails to act

Try this quiz. You lead a rising economic superpower, with ambitions for global political power. You have pledged to pursue a “peaceful rise” and to work through the United Nations wherever possible to maintain international stability. Out of the blue, your unruly neighbour, an ally and quasi-dependant for the past 60 years, torpedoes a warship of its own neighbour, killing 46 sailors, and then, when accused of this crime, threatens all-out war. What do you do?

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

China's Korea crisis -- New York Times editorial

Deadly silence at the DMZ -- Donald Kirk, Asia Times

As the US plans its exit, the Iraqis find reason to worry -- Charles Dunne and Ellen Laipson, The National

Terrorism: How Many Warnings Do They Need? -- New York Times editorial

Obama’s security strategy falls short -- Clive Crook, Financial Times

Our leaders must figure out what national security means -- Charles Moore, The Telegraph

How Turkey Tamed Its Army -- Ali Aslan, Foreign Policy

The State of Sino-India Ties -- Jason Miks, The Diplomat

How can Europe begin to recover? -- The National editorial

European Crisis Offers A Blessing for Medvedev -- Vladimir Frolov, Moscow Times

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