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For decades, China has put
up with the antics of the Kim family in Pyongyang to keep the Korean peninsula
divided. But the spectacular murder of dictator Kim Jong-un’s half brother may
have stretched Beijing’s patience to the breaking point.
As Russia sinks deeper into economic crisis, the political games being played in that country have become increasingly alarming and difficult to interpret. The latest is a series of pointed threats against the political opposition, issued by Ramzan Kadyrov, the hardline leader of Chechnya. What is Mr. Kadyrov playing at, what does he hope to gain, and why does the ...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
GIS guest author, Dr Ralph Espach, director of the Latin American Affairs programme at the U.S. research centre CNA, gives a special report on crime in Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Venezuela. These countries form the world’s largest drug trafficking corridor feeding the US and Europe. This is the first of a two-part series on crime and security in Latin A...
Dr. Ralph Espach