Is White House-Tillerson difference over DPRK the good cop,bad cop strategy?

 December 15, 2017   WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Are the U.S. top brass’ starkly contradictory remarks on possible talks with Pyongyang merely an indication of no fundamental changes in U.S. policies or a clever double-pronged attempt to ease the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula? Some experts seem to think it’s the latter. TILLERSON’S…

After 50 Years of UN Sanctions, Is the System Broken?

by Enrico Carisch and Loraine Rickard-Martin December 1, 2017 Muammar el-Qaddafi, the Libyan leader, at an African Union conference in Addis Ababa, February 2009. Steps to calm Libya’s violent Arab Spring protests in 2011 through dialogue were stopped cold by a UN Security Council resolution, the authors say. (US NAVY, JESSE B. AWALT/CREATIVE COMMONS  …

China Focus: Xi Jinping Thought a new chapter of 21st century Marxism

2017-10-20 BEIJING, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) — A new political theory unveiled at a key congress of China’s ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) has struck a chord with Ling Jihe, a 56-year-old rural entrepreneur in Jiangxi Province. “‘Ensuring harmony between human and nature,’ a basic principle underpinned by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese…

Iran nuclear deal: EU statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

European Council Council of the European Union   16/10/2017    13:05 Press release 590/17 Foreign Affairs & International Relations   1. The JCPOA, the culmination of 12 years of diplomacy facilitated by the EU, unanimously endorsed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, is a key element of the nuclear non-proliferation global architecture and crucial for the…