Corner Putin, Agent of Chaos

The Russian president’s trip to North Korea alters global calculations, spreading instability worldwide. Even China may now be interested in distancing itself from him Shortly after establishing the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on October 1st, 1949, China entered one of its most controversial historical periods. PRC leader Mao Zedong planned to attack Taiwan, where […]

Shaman Kim and His Rise

This week’s summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin was of historic significance. It extended global tensions that began with the Ukrainian conflict two years ago to the eastern tip of the Eurasian continent, where the Cold War started in 1950. It could have unfathomable consequences. It also unravels years […]

North Korea: Kim Jong-un’s threats and the danger of a terror strategy at a time of global war

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s military threats and his increasingly bellicose rhetoric are a cause for concern, as he vowed to review relations with South Korea, including the demolition of the reunification monument built by his father in Pyongyang. Francesco Sisci: “The terror strategy is controllable in peacetime, but it can become extremely dangerous when […]

North Korea bombards tension and helps Russia

The extended Russian fighting in Ukraine is causing global geopolitical tremors across Eurasia. Seventy years ago, the war in Korea heightened tensions and the threat of war in Europe; now, the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza are heightening worries and risks in Asia. On Friday, North Korea fired over 200 rounds of artillery that fell […]