North Korea-US-China Relations Over Time: For A New Common Security Policy

North Korea-US-China Relations Over Time: For A New Common Security Policy

Women from around the world cross the DMZ – De-Militarized Zone – border between North and South Korea in 2015. To the left TFF Associate Mairead Maguire. Reported here by the Daily Mail.   By Samuel S. Kim* Abstract The often-used description in the American mainstream media and geopolitical literature of “North Korea’s nuclear aggression” […]

TFF Note* – North Korea and the Korean War

TFF Note* – North Korea and the Korean War

  By Jan Oberg In 2017-2018, the risk of nuclear war has surfaced more or less permanently in the media – the catchword being “North Korea” and the media being Western. It’s all been seen from the West’s point of view, nobody pointing out, for instance, that North Korea’s military expenditures are around 1% of […]

No Normalization: All the Fascist Highlights Trump still Hits

No Normalization: All the Fascist Highlights Trump still Hits

By Juan Cole Fascism as a political ideology is difficult to define, in part because it usually contains a big dose of populism, and the content of populism differs from people to people Via juancole.com In my view Mussolini’s fascism in Italy is a fair exemplar of the phenomenon. One characteristic fascist societies have in […]

Behind the Fall and Rise of China’s Xiaomi

Behind the Fall and Rise of China’s Xiaomi

  By David Kline A year ago, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi (sha-oh-me) had fallen from the world’s most valuable unicorn to a “unicorpse.” Sales plunged in 2016, pushing the company from first to fifth place among China’s smartphone makers. No firm had ever come back from a wound that severe in the trench warfare of […]

How Cheney and His Allies Created the North Korea Nuclear Missile Crisis

How Cheney and His Allies Created the North Korea Nuclear Missile Crisis

  By Gareth Porter • The Trump administration has been telling people for months that the crisis with North Korea is the result of North Korea’s relentless pursuit of a nuclear threat to the US homeland and past North Korean cheating on diplomatic agreements. However, North Korea reached agreements with both the Clinton and George W. Bush […]

How History Explains the Korean Crisis

How History Explains the Korean Crisis

Special Report: Many Americans simply view North Korea and its leaders as “crazy,” but the history behind today’s crisis reveals of a more complex reality that could change those simplistic impressions, as historian William R. Polk explains. Via consortiumnews.com By William R. Polk The U.S. and North Korea are on the brink of hostilities that […]

Where are the mediators in the US/North Korea conflict?

Where are the mediators in the US/North Korea conflict?

By Jan Oberg PressTV, December 25 – 2017  

Dr Shashi Tharoor MP – Britain Does Owe Reparations – YouTube

Dr Shashi Tharoor MP – Britain Does Owe Reparations – YouTube

  By Dr. Shashi Tharoor • At Oxford Union in 2015   Jan Oberg comments: Elegant, knowledgeable, witty and – to the point. A delightful way of setting the records straight.

China’s Future Mega Projects 2016-2050’s and Shenzhen

China’s Future Mega Projects 2016-2050’s and Shenzhen

  • China is embracing megaprojects at an unprecedented rate and will – over the course of a few decades – complete a phase of infrastructure that will rival what the United States has built in its entire history.     You may also like to see this on Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware […]

The dimensions of Chinese influence

The dimensions of Chinese influence

  By the Editorial Board of East Asia Forum • One of the biggest questions in current global affairs is how a rising China shapes the world beyond its borders. The scale of China’s rise has had huge impact on the world. Size brings its own natural and inevitable influence: its economic dimension transforms nations […]