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Skand Tayal

A dealmaker and a strategist in battle of wits

In the Pyongyang joint declaration, some concrete steps towards the denuclearisation of North Korea were included.

29 Sep 2018 12:44 AM

Amid a Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan, strategic coordination with Uzbeks needed

Both Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are secular democratic Republics and are ideologically strongly opposed to the Taliban.

28 Aug 2018 6:12 AM

Trump-Kim summit leaves S Korea, Japan vulnerable

In the agreement there is mention neither of easing sanctions against North Korea nor of any economic assistance.

15 Jun 2018 1:40 AM

Expect the unexpected at Trump-Kim meet

Trump’s numerous tweets and impromptu remarks reveal his conviction that he holds all the cards.

12 Jun 2018 12:59 AM

All eyes on Trump-Kim summit: Will it happen or not?

The denuclearisation of North Korea can only be a process with major reciprocal steps by the United States and South Korea.

21 May 2018 1:00 AM

US must talk to Tokyo, Seoul & Beijing on how to tackle Kim

This makes the task of US President Donald Trump very difficult when he sits across the table with Mr Kim in May 2018.

04 Apr 2018 2:31 AM

Koreas on the path to détente... But will Trump & Kim derail it?

It would be reasonable to hope that North-South summit would be held in April with tangible outcomes for inter-Korean relations.

15 Mar 2018 1:11 AM

N Korea’s deft sports diplomacy has severely limited America’s options

The slanderous reports in the Western media questioning Jong-un’s mental stability need to be dismissed as propaganda.

23 Feb 2018 2:37 AM

Signs of thaw on the Korean peninsula?

In this rapid unfolding of events both the US and China seem to have had only a marginal supportive role.

12 Jan 2018 1:00 AM

Are US-North Korea talks looming on the horizon?

In the joint press conference in Seoul on November 7, President Trump made several important remarks.

10 Nov 2017 1:34 AM