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George H. Wittman
by | Mar 30, 2018

It’s about time to face reality. There appears to be considerable confusion in the world press regarding the reason Kim Jong Un has so unexpectedly offered to have a meeting with President Donald Trump. Statements from DPRK representatives have repeatedly…

by | Dec 11, 2017

Apparently, Christopher Steele — the former SIS (MI6) officer and author (in part) of the salacious dossier on Donald Trump — is in hiding somewhere. The only people who know where that is are Britain’s SIS (MI6) and Security Service…

by | Oct 31, 2017

The news that a “Joseph Yun,” an American diplomat involved with North Korean affairs, had been in covert contact with Pak Song-il of the DPRK delegation to the United Nations was reported last summer by the Associated Press. Purportedly this…

by | Oct 24, 2017

For those who were brought up with a consciousness of Japanese strategic build-up before the attack on Pearl Harbor, it is anathema that we are being counseled to treat North Korea with the same expectation that diplomacy will alter Pyongyang’s…

by | Feb 24, 2014

Has anyone asked what exactly the United States seeks to have in a post-Karzai Afghanistan? Presumably Washington has given up on the idea of a traditional Western democracy. The country is just not culturally disposed in that manner. Pashtun tribal…

by | Feb 10, 2014

There was a time when Morelia, the capital of Michoacán State, would be a tourist destination for anyone visiting Mexico City just over 300 miles away. Morelia was the still preserved colonial city of quaint shops and fruit stalls —…

by | Feb 3, 2014

There has been a well-defined pattern to negotiations pursued over the decades by North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — DPRK). It may be wishful thinking, but that pattern appears to have just changed and it looks like the…

by | Jan 26, 2014

There is a practice in China that has been going on for many generations, but most prominently since the expansion of trade with the West in the 1800s. It has become accepted that whenever an advantageous exchange occurs a material…

by | Jan 20, 2014

It is impossible to refer to a more terrifyingly accurate comment on terrorism than that which reportedly was made by a captured Thugee murderer in India in the days of the British Raj: “Let any man taste of that sugar…

by | Jan 9, 2014

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey made the statement that there was a serious question as to just how independent his nation’s judiciary should be. This clearly rhetorical question reflects the powerful prime minister’s pique at the extent of…

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