Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The U.S. Institute of Peace is deeply saddened by the loss of Frank C. Carlucci III, who died on June 3 at the age of 87. A former secretary of defense, Carlucci, together with his wife Marcia, was an early and steadfast supporter of the U.S. Institute of Peace and its mission to prevent violent conflict around the world.
The battle for hegemony in the Middle East is playing out at an ancient African port where traditional dhow fishing boats now share space with giant, container ships loaded around the clock by men in yellow high-visibility vests.
After a burst of hectic diplomacy, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's nuclear summit is on course to go ahead - but if it is to live up to the hype, both sides will need to make difficult concessions. In what would be the first breakthrough in the fraught process, North Korea and the United States may sign a peace deal that could pave the way for a cautious thaw in ties.
The battle for hegemony in the Middle East is playing out at an ancient African port where traditional dhow fishing boats now share space with giant container ships loaded around the clock by men in yellow high-visibility vests.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wrote a letter to President Donald Trump — and apparently he didn’t say what Trump wanted to hear. According to an unnamed foreign official who spoke to the Wall Street Journal on Friday morning, Kim wrote in a letter that he still wanted to meet with Trump. Kim Yong Chol, a top North Korean official considered Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man, hand-delivered the letter to Trump around 1 pm on Friday at the White House.
IGAD recommends a face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and former First Vice-President Riek Machar; unidentified gunmen kill two civilians in an attack along the Yei-Kaya road in Mugwo County; and South Sudanese living with HIV/AIDS hope a new U.N.-sponsored program will help combat the disease.
Much has been said about America’s waning appetite to act as a global leader and its implications for peace and conflict around the world. Nowhere are the stakes higher than in nuclearized environments. The global nuclear debate in recent months has focused on North Korea and Iran. Little has been said about South Asia, another...
The U.S. has retooled its aerial bombing campaign in Afghanistan to target the Taliban’s sources of money, not just its fighters. Since the strategic bombing campaign began in November, U.S. aircraft have conducted 113 strikes aimed at cutting off revenue the Taliban allegedly receive from opium poppies and roadside taxes, a major shift in war strategy intended to drive the insurgents to the negotiating table.
Less than a week after President Donald Trump very publicly cancelled his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, all signs indicate a meeting will happen soon, but experts remain skeptical that it will result in the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula sought by the U.S.
When President Trump last week dubbed Chinese President Xi Jinping a “world-class poker player” for his diplomatic prowess in handling the tricky North Korea challenge, it raised eyebrows in Beijing and left US-China watchers perplexed.