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N Korea nukes: Optics are bad, but a real deal is a long way off

North Korea has also kept a keen eye on Iraq, where Saddam Hussein faced an American-led invasion after abandoning his nuclear ambitions.

21 Jun 2018 12:02 AM

‘Ortega-free’ future looks unlikely in Nicaragua

Pent-up resentments related to other various issues kept emotions on the boil.

14 Jun 2018 2:16 AM

What if Bobby became Prez in 1968: Would it change US?

Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) listens politely at first, then realises the song is about his brother and his face crumples up.

07 Jun 2018 6:41 AM

Death of Stalin: When tragedy becomes farce

According to Rinzai Zen, “sudden” enlightenment could be achieved, possibly after self-cultivation spread over many lives.

31 May 2018 12:51 AM

Malaysia and Armenia offer lessons for all

During the second vote, there were an estimated 250,000 people in the square and streets outside Parliament, awaiting its verdict.

24 May 2018 2:05 AM

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Avoid a war with Iran, it will not spare any country

What also matters is what Trump hears from some of his advisers, his favourite news outlet and his biggest donors.

17 May 2018 1:52 AM

In France, the spirit of revolt seems to have echoes of 1968

There is a temptation to perceive in this spirit of revolt echoes of May 1968.

10 May 2018 12:53 AM

200 yrs later, Karl Marx is still relevant

Karl Marx was a little-known Communist by the name of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

03 May 2018 12:22 AM

All eyes on Trump-Kim meeting that looms ahead

Apart from their distinctively eccentric hairstyles, one thing Kim and Trump clearly have in common is their unpredictability.

26 Apr 2018 2:30 AM

If Iran-Israel rift escalates, it may engulf entire region

The US and its pair of European acolytes went out of their way to avoid direct injury to Russian or Iranian forces.

19 Apr 2018 2:19 AM

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Anti-Semitism row, ‘spying’ claims fail to silence Corbyn

The ideological divide remained unbridged, though, and the tendency to latch on to smear campaigns undiminished.

12 Apr 2018 5:17 AM

Dr King’s legacy goes far beyond civil rights; his spirit lives on

A speech by King at a local church less than 24 hours earlier was in retrospect interpreted by some as premonitory.

05 Apr 2018 6:08 AM

It’s scary: Bolton may now unleash global havoc

Colin Powell, Bush’s initial secretary of state, considered Bolton a spy for vice-president Cheney in the state department.

29 Mar 2018 1:23 AM

Spy plots in Putin era: A return of Cold War?

Arguably, the least interesting of these revolved around the level of turnout and the extent of Vladimir Putin’s triumph.

22 Mar 2018 12:55 AM

My Lai 1968: Has America learned any lessons at all?

The nation that picked Donald Trump as President in 2016 hasn’t changed all that much.

15 Mar 2018 1:45 AM

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Did the nuke question seal Benazir’s fate a decade ago?

There can be little doubt, though, that Benazir’s planned return to the fray was indelibly wedded to Western interests.

08 Mar 2018 12:43 AM

Pyeongchang winter thaw raises hopes

The lessons of history necessitate a degree of scepticism

15 Feb 2018 2:06 AM

Kurds being crushed as US, Russia look the other way

Never mind that the Turkish supremo did his best to thwart the Kurdish-led defence of Kobani against an IS assault.

08 Feb 2018 2:17 AM

‘America first’ isn’t a Trump innovation

Under Franklin Roosevelt, the US favoured liberation for European colonies after the Second World War.

03 Feb 2018 12:25 AM

Russians can’t match US skill in subverting democracy

The extent to which propaganda via social media may have swung voting intentions is almost impossible to determine.

25 Jan 2018 2:48 AM

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