Category Archives: diplomacy

Need some weapons? Or a place for a wedding? Or maybe for your prom? Well…

…the New York Times suggests there are a few places around the globe eager to give you what you need. “It isn’t loud now,” one neighbor, Bonka Nikolova, said as a parade of wedding guests filed into the building. “But … Continue reading

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China, to Trump: We’ve thrown you under the bus (or have we?)

Donald Trump consistently has argued that China needed to be a partner in reining in North Korea from conducting more missile tests. The Chinese have provided the president an answer. As the Guardian reports, The United States must stop threatening … Continue reading

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Russia, to U.S. diplomats: NO PARKING FOR YOU!

Infantile. In my opinion, that’s what the dispute about each side’s embassy and consular staffs has now become. The Associated Press reports that the latest “I’m taking my ball and going home” action was undertaken by the Russians, who have … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin. A man of peace?

Is it possible that the West has misunderstood Russian president Vladimir Putin all along? (Snicker.) Is he really a man of peace? (Snort.) As the Globe and Mail reports, In U.S. policy circles, the answer is obvious. He is, once … Continue reading

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Wash, rinse, repeat: North Korea conducts missile test; U.S. says its angry; nothing happens

The story line is becoming ever more predictable. It’s also becoming ever more dangerous. North Korea carried out another missile test earlier today. According to the Washington Post (and other news agencies), this test was notable because North Korea detonated … Continue reading

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BREAKING: India and China end standoff

The Los Angeles Times has the details. India’s Ministry of External Affairs said India and China had diplomatic exchanges in recent weeks over the situation on Doklam plateau in the eastern Himalayas, and that both had agreed to “go back … Continue reading

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Greece, spiteful toward EU, playing footsie with China

The New York Times reports that Greece, long ago frustrated by the austerity demands put forth by the EU, is now flirting with China. While Europe was busy squeezing Greece, the Chinese swooped in with bucket-loads of investments that have … Continue reading

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