Category Archives: diplomacy

North Korea’s Kim, South Korea’s Moon make historic pledges at summit

Reuters summarizes the historic meeting between North Korea’s Kim Jong un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in. The two Koreas announced they would work with the United States and China this year to declare an official end to the 1950s Korean … Continue reading

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Korean leaders step foot into each other’s country

        Sure, it was symbolism. And the conversations that the two men have in the coming hours might amount to nothing. But on Friday, April 28. 2018 at roughly 9:40 a.m. (Korea time), a sight that many … Continue reading

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Romania to move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem…maybe

Al Jazeera reports one important person in Romania says he’s unaware of plans to move his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. If confirmed, the move would put Romania among the first countries to take this step after the United States. … Continue reading

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The U.S. dithers with Pakistan; China moves in, fills void

The Nation has the details. Wei Fenghe said that China and Pakistan are good neighbours, good friends, good partners. “Under the correct guidance of the heads of state of the two countries, China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership has developed in … Continue reading

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Russian foreign minister Lavrov is right: U.S., Russian relations are in awful shape; Министр иностранных дел России Лавров прав: США, российские отношения находятся в ужасной форме

Charges and counter-charges. Claims and counter-claims. Accusations and counter-accusations. The U.S. and Russia certainly are quick to point a finger of blame at each other these days. Each is convinced that the other is a dangerous actor on the world … Continue reading

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Pakistani newspaper: India must take the “peaceful route” and stop “dirty(ing) its own hands”

The Nation’s editorial might open some eyes in Delhi and elsewhere. The COAS offered a peaceful resolution to the many issues that Pakistan and India face, stating that the route to peaceful resolution of Pak-India disputes, including the core issue … Continue reading

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U.S. to slap more sanctions against Russia on Monday

Say what you will about Donald Trump, but be sure you also say that the president is not hesitant to use economic sanctions as a potent political weapon. And he’s ready to use those sanctions against Russia, whose leader supposedly … Continue reading

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