Monday, April 30, 2018

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 30, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's historic peace talks with South Korea's Moon Jae-in is all part of a plan he's pursued since 2012. (Korea Summit Press Pool)

Stan Grant, ABC News Online: Analysis - North Korea's Kim Jong-un has a plan and it's coming to pass

For many, last Friday was the first time they heard the voice of the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un.

It was — to some — a surprisingly steady voice, far from the cartoonish image of North Korean leaders fixed in our minds from too many Hollywood films and ill-informed media commentary.

It took me back to April 2012, the birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father and eternal President, Kim Il-sung.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 30, 2018

What America Must Do Now, After North Korea's Summit with South Korea -- James Stavridis, Time

Here Is Why North Korea Will Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons -- Gordon G. Chang, National Interest

It is not a done deal yet, but if North Korea comes in from the cold, who are the winners and who are the losers, region-wide? -- William Pesek, Asia Times

Russia’s Use of Armed Contractors in Syria Gives the U.S. Leverage -- James Durso, RCD

Next Steps for U.S. Policy in Syria and Iraq -- James Phillips and Luke Coffey, Heritage Foundation

Why Can’t China Make Semiconductors? -- Adam Minter, Bloomberg

China’s ‘new’ map aims to extend South China Sea claims -- Richard Javad Heydarian, Asia Times

The China-India-Nepal Triangle -- Kamal Dev Bhattarai, The Diplomat

How Russia Crafted a Three-Dimensional Strategy to Regain Global Influence -- Steven Metz, WPR

Muslim radicalization in Britain: countering the extremists' rationale -- Shamil Shams, DW

Nicaragua on the Brink, Once Again -- Jon Lee Anderson, New Yorker

Venezuela’s swelling tide of migrants tests Brazil's limits -- Ernesto Londono, Sydney Morning Herald

Time for a New U.S. Foreign Policy Narrative -- Ian Bremmer and Joe Kennedy III, Foreign Affairs

Israel Exposes Iran's Nuclear Lies, and the Limits of U.S. Intelligence -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg

Why a Israeli bombshell on Iran's nuclear program and an overnight airstrike didn’t move the oil price -- David Goldman, Asia Times

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