In contrast, America is thousands of miles away, on the other side of the world's largest ocean. A total regional meltdown
Mr. President-Elect: you were chosen to lead our country based on your unconventional ideas and approaches which resonated with a large portion of the US population. It's time to bring that thinking to the North Korean question.
Candidate Donald Trump did the seeming impossible: get elected president while speaking truths that shocked establishment policymakers. Such as criticizing the defense dole for South Korea, one of Washington, D.C.'s, most sacred sacred cows.
It seems that one reason North Korea has pressed so hard for direct contact with America is to counterbalance Beijing. During
President-elect Donald Trump has a unique opportunity to redirect American foreign policy, which has become dangerously unbalanced and militarized. The answer is not isolation, but robust, thoughtful engagement.
While no one expects a similar conflict in East Asia, the various territorial disputes as well as North Korean provocations
The North has only five official Christian churches, all located in Pyongyang: three Protestant, one Catholic, and one Russian
How well the country navigates these rough waters will determine whether and when it fulfills its potential by combining the world's largest population, economy, and military.
The "umbrella" obviously is defensive, that is, to protect American allies against the first use of nukes. However, Washington
North Korea's Kim Jong-un continues his confrontational course. After conducting his nation's fifth nuclear test, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter declared it to be a "direct challenge to the entire international community."