Tag: North Korea

Happy New Year: Like the chameleon, one eye on the future, one eye on the past

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on January 2, 2011 0 Comments
Happy New Year: Like the chameleon, one eye on the future, one eye on the past

2010 is history now. It was a tough year for the world economy, and a tough year for world peace as well. North Korea and Iran are still dragging their feet to the negotiation table over their nuclear programs. The Israeli and Palestinian negotiations are failing. Julian Assange, the founder and CEO of Wikileaks and seen […]

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North Korea hits South Korea despite good will: Gratitude of a donkey is a kick

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on November 28, 2010 0 Comments
North Korea hits South Korea despite good will: Gratitude of a donkey is a kick

Tension is still very high on the Korean peninsula. South Korea is one of the rare countries in the world who has sent humanitarian aid to its northern neighbor since the embargo. Despite the good intentions of South Korea, it has been hit twice by its neighbor this year. It is unclear how much more […]

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Food aid may ease tension in North Korea: If you put a bone in the dog’s mouth, it doesn’t bark

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on November 24, 2010 0 Comments
Food aid may ease tension in North Korea: If you put a bone in the dog’s mouth, it doesn’t bark

The world is holding its breath over the North Korean attack on South Korea. The worst fear is a reality today. Is it pure coincidence that, last week, the world was shocked to know that North Korea has an advanced nuclear facility, and today, only days later, it attacked its neighbor? A fearless regime is […]

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North Korea Threatens Fight With South: The danger that threatens the hunting dog, threatens the hunter too.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on May 27, 2010 0 Comments
North Korea Threatens Fight With South: The danger that threatens the hunting dog, threatens the hunter too.

North Korea is cutting all ties with its neighbor South Korea and is threatening milititary action. Tension between the two enemies is very high since the sinking of a South Korean warship, which killed many sailors. The South Korean government blames its communist “brother.” War between the countries is less than likely to happen. But for sure […]

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Ahmadinejad and Mugabe united: Thorns themselves will not harm you — you hurt yourself on the thorns.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 27, 2010 0 Comments
Ahmadinejad and Mugabe united: Thorns themselves will not harm you — you hurt yourself on the thorns.

Definitely, the “bad boys” of the international community never miss the opportunity to blame Western nations for their problems. During a trip to Zimbabwe, Ahmadinejad and Mugabe teamed up to denounce the “cruelty” of Western nations against their people. The Iranian president slammed the West for putting “satanic pressure on the Zimbabween people.” As usual, he […]

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The Dangers From the Nuclear Weapons: If a man rides on the back of a tiger, he should never be surprised if he ends up in its tummy.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 15, 2010 0 Comments
The Dangers From the Nuclear Weapons: If a man rides on the back of a tiger, he should never be surprised if he ends up in its tummy.

The idea somehow that nuclear danger can come only from countries such as Pakistan, North Korea, or Iran is wrong. That nuclear materials are less secure in certain countries and that those in the West are “secure” is a blind belief. It is true that nuclear material in the hands of terrorists can lead to […]

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The tracks of the elephant cancel those of the antelope.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 5, 2009 0 Comments
The tracks of the elephant cancel those of the antelope.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has issued a special pardon to two American journalists convicted of crossing into the country illegally. He ordered their release during a visit by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. This a good news for American diplomacy and it is a good news for the families of the two journalists. […]

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One fire brand after another keeps fire burning.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 3, 2009 0 Comments
One fire brand after another keeps fire burning.

Three American citizens were arrested in Iran for crossing into their territory illegally. The scenario is the same as that of the two American journalists who crossed into North Korea this year: they were “tourists” (in this case, hikers) crossing illegally into enemy territory. The examples can go on and on. Imagine if they were […]

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A bad habit that lasts more than a year may turn into a custom.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on July 9, 2009 0 Comments
A bad habit that lasts more than a year may turn into a custom.

Once again North Korea has deceived the world: more missiles were launched recently. As usual, the UN Security Council has condemned the missile tests by North Korea. What is new? We have seen the same thing over and over. The sanctions do not affect the regime in Pyongyang. This type of behavior is a threat […]

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A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 4, 2009 0 Comments
A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches.

President Kim Jong-il of North Korea has chosen his successor, his son Kim Jong-un. The vicious North Korean leader who has had health problems has chosen his younger son, at the expense of his two older brothers. He’s a spitting image of his father and has his charisma. What is surprising about his son is […]

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