Despite a lot of noise from his minions, the world has heard nothing from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. His silence is in stark difference to the harsh threats of war he threw around in 2017.
Paraguay has opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem , the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv.
If you follow the daily mainstream headlines, you may be thinking that the historic meeting between Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump could be scuttled. While anything is possible, the odds of North Korea refusing the opportunity…
Iranian officials are talking tough about the US withdrawal from the nuclear pact. But behind the scenes there may be more going on as the Iranian government prepares to meet with officials from Britain, Germany, France, China and Russia this Friday.
Trade war on. Trade war off. In the world of twitter diplomacy, ever utterance of every political leader and their underlings finds its way into media headlines. This sees analysts whipsawed back and forth from day to day with conflicting…
Score one more for equal representation among the sexes. As debate rages in Australia about how to get more women on executive boards and into government, the CIA has taken a historic step.
You’ve likely read the alarming headlines by now. They warn that the direct peace negotiations between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump look doomed. Don’t believe the hype.
While we don’t condone international interference regarding elections, the alleged Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election that saw Donald Trump triumph, has been beaten to death by both sides of US politics.
When you live in a democracy, it seems odd that an opposition leader is jailed for staging a protest. But when you live in Russia, and your president is Vladimir Putin…well things become a little bit more complicated.
When the negotiations involve nations — let alone three economically powerful nations — ‘tricky’ does not do justice to the task at hand. Every side tries to get what’s best for them. Whether that’s as an individual or for their company.
If not for Trump’s highly controversial and aggressive stand, there is little doubt that North Korea would still be actively pursuing its nuclear weapons program. And certainly not about to join the world and become ‘a normal nation’. But with the extraordinary offer just made by the US, that’s looking ever more likely.
Many didn’t believe that US President Donald Trump would be able to get Kim Jong-un to agree to the denuclearisation of North Korea. But it looks like Trump will be the person to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.
Many knew that Trump didn’t like the Iran nuclear deal. And in a controversial and brave move, Trump removed the US from the deal. This bold move has angered some, but once again Trump is putting the people of his nation first.
In further confirmation that Trump’s hardline with the North Koreans is bringing the peninsula closer to peace, North Korea has released three American prisoners and handed them over to Mike Pompeo.
When China began building islands in the South China Sea and developing infrastructure on the contested Spratly islands, it assured the world there would be no militarisation of those facilities.
When President Donald Trump officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he went where no US president has gone before. Indeed, the US remains the only global power to have taken this historic step.
It was revealed that a lawmaking blunder stopped New Zealand’s domestic spy agency from being able to apply for warrants for video surveillance of terrorism suspects for six months last year.
US President Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. Having previously made it clear he considered the deal, signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, the worst deal in history, Trump’s decision should come as no surprise.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is doing his best to sound tough on US President Donald Trump’s pending decision on the international nuclear agreement. Rouhani has said Iran may stay in the 2015 accord even if Washington pulls out.
There have been accusations of ballot stuffing and other irregularities in Russia’s recent election. While that may have occurred to some level, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 70%-plus share of the votes indicates he still maintains widespread support among the people.
The Chinese government may claim it’s not an expansionist nation. But its actions indicate otherwise. Unless, of course, you accept China’s definitions of what already constitute Chinese territory. Which would include most of the South China Sea.
An end to hostilities on the Korean peninsula, and to North Korea’s nuclear weapons, is not yet in hand. But one of the larger negotiating hurdles appears to already be resolved.
The majority of voters in the UK who cast ballots voted to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016. But deep-rooted, powerful interests are working overtime to ensure that never happens.
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded one in 1991. Former US President Barrack Obama got his in 2009. And now a growing chorus of international voices is pointing towards US President Donald Trump as the next worthy recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Trump administration has labelled 36 countries as inadequately protecting US intellectual property rights, keeping China on a priority watch list and adding Canada over concerns about its border controls and pharmaceutical practices.
Global leaders are learning not to underestimate US President Donald Trump. And not to second guess him. Following recent successes in opening the door to North Korean dialogue on denuclearisation, Trump now has Iran in his sights.
Not all the Brits will be pleased to see him. But a little controversy has never stopped US President Donald Trump before. In fact, he seems to thrive on it. Trump will travel to Britain in July for a working visit with Prime Minister Theresa May.
The US Senate has approved Mike Pompeo to fill the vacant role of secretary of state. The vote reaffirmed the stark partisanship infecting US politics. Not a single Republican voted against his nomination.
It’s too early to celebrate a unified Korean peninsula. Or even one devoid of nuclear weapons. But US President Donald Trump’s tough, unorthodox approach to Kim Jong-un continues to look promising.
Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have emphasised pomp and ceremony as Macron begins a state visit to Washington likely to be dominated by differences over trade and the nuclear accord with Iran.