When German-American Relations Were Truly Intimate

When Marlene Dietrich, the Blue Angel, met JFK at the White House.

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North Korea in Charts

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring North Korea.

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The Hanoi Summit, from Beijing’s Perspective

The failure to reach an agreement between Trump and Kim is not considered a failure by China’s leaders.

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The Consigliere Rats on the Don

Cohen goes for Trump – and it was not pretty. Democrats show their inquisitive skills.

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US-North Korea: Limits to the Peace Negotiations

Both Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un want to bring something that looks good back to their respective home audience. But the likely outcome will lack real substance.

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The Political Management of North Korean Society

North Korea’s political management system of carrots and sticks has enabled the regime to survive for 66 years.

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A Contrarian Call on France

Macron suffered the fate of his predecessors — shortly after taking office, popularity slumps. But the worst may be over now.

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Enter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Socialist

When Ocasio-Cortez calls for “Medicare for All,” the right calls her a socialist. But a large segment of the US electorate may be ready for a bit of socialism.

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Moldova Tries to Break from Moscow’s Grip

Moldova has made a serious effort to reform itself and break free from Moscow’s sphere of influence. But it needs Western support.

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Sustainability and the Fallacy of Global Governance

Any global effort on climate change is toothless without the cooperation of national governments and their ability to act to support their aims.

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