Failure in Hanoi Doesn’t Mean Peace Is Dead - Foreign Policy

Friday, March 1, 2019

By: Patricia M. Kim

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This week, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walked away from Hanoi empty-handed. Their failure to sign a deal was shocking, given most of the speculation before the summit had focused on what would be in the deal, not on whether one would be signed. The failed summit has undeniably...

And now what? Uncertainty, if not crisis, ahead for US, N.Korea - AFP

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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So what comes next? After President Donald Trump's long-awaited second summit with North Korea ended inconclusively, the adversaries enter a period of deep uncertainty, if not fresh crisis. Trump, who had built up expectations for months over his second outing with leader Kim Jong Un, left Hanoi early with...

The art of no deal: how Trump and Kim misread each other - The Guardian

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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As with many disastrous second dates, the collapse of Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un was made inevitable by the misreading of each other’s intentions at their first encounter. Since their initial meeting in Singapore last June, the US president had become fixated on what he saw as a close personal bond with...

US patience thins with Pakistan as India goes on offense - AFP

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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As conflict between India and Pakistan escalates to near all-out war, the United States has been thrust into a familiar position of hoping to defuse tensions -- but is making no secret it faults Islamabad. US policymakers have grown exasperated with Pakistan for not doing more against Islamist extremists and...

Pakistan captures Indian pilot after shooting down aircraft, escalating hostilities - Washington Post

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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In the most ominous military confrontation between India and Pakistan since both tested nuclear weapons two decades ago, Pakistan said it shot down two Indian military aircraft over its territory Wednesday and launched strikes in Indian-controlled Kashmir, while India claimed it shot down a Pakistani fighter jet in the “aerial encounter.” An especially volatile...

India-Pakistan Clash Intensifies With Downed Jets, Captured Pilot - Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Pakistani and Indian jet fighters clashed in the skies above their disputed border, with each side claiming to have shot down at least one warplane and Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot, escalating military hostilities between the nuclear-armed rivals. As the U.S. and other world powers urged restraint...

India and Pakistan say they've launched airstrikes against each other. Here's what you need to know - AFP

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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New Delhi sought to ease soaring tensions with an infuriated Islamabad Wednesday after carrying out an air strike on Pakistan's territory, as the US urged the nuclear-armed neighbours to "exercise restraint". Ties between the arch-rivals have been under intense strain after a February 14 suicide bombing in the disputed Himalayan region of...

Bring Hoda Muthana and other ISIS members home — but for trial - The Hill

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

By: Leanne Erdberg ; Chris Bosley

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Hoda Muthana left the United States to join ISIS, burned her passport, contributed to daily life in the so-called caliphate, and lived there until there was no longer any place left to live. Muthana and many others have turned up in refugee camps or surrendered to multinational forces, telling authorities that they “deeply regret” their actions and...

9/11 Commission leaders: Time for a new strategy to stop spread of violent extremism - The Hill

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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After nearly two decades, the global fight against terrorism has reached a critical phase. The eviction of the Islamic State from territory it once held in Iraq and Syria and the beginning of negotiations in Afghanistan are significant achievements. Yet these tactical victories should not be construed as strategic success. We are defeating terrorists, but...