Tag: denuclearization

Cyber-Terrorism: How the US and Israel Attacked Iran—and Failed

Maximilian C. Forte , June 26th, 2019


Sabotaging another nation’s power grids, or blowing up industrial plants, are actual acts of war under international law. The term “cyber-terrorism” as used in the title, almost softens…


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Regime Change Reality Checks: Lessons from Hanoi, Caracas, and Beyond

Maximilian C. Forte , March 8th, 2019


Lessons from Hanoi: North Korea and the US The first Kim-Trump Summit, which took place in Singapore a mere eight months ago, seemed so hopeful—a real breakthrough, a…


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Review of 2018, Part 3 (July–September): The Trade War plus Cold War II

Maximilian C. Forte , December 22nd, 2018


JULY June was a month so heavily saturated with key turning point events, that it seemed like the longest month of the year—but then July came. Already, on…


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Review of 2018, Part 2 (April–June): Dealing in Danger and Diplomacy

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


APRIL The Trade War Begins? April continued many of the same themes from March, beginning with the apparent start of a trade war between China and the US…


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Book Review: Patriots, Traitors and Empires—The Story of Korea’s Struggle for Freedom, by Stephen Gowans

Maximilian C. Forte , July 5th, 2018


Review of: Patriots, Traitors and Empires: The Story of Korea’s Struggle for Freedom, by Stephen Gowans. Published by Baraka Books, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 6 x 9 inches. 280…


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Which Door Has Opened? Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump, and the Singapore Summit

Maximilian C. Forte , June 18th, 2018


Both leaders arrived in Singapore, with significant excitement greeting them. Trump, arriving from a bitter G7 meeting, after which he attacked Justin Trudeau personally, flew into Singapore on…


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North Korea: The Undaunted State Tests the Limits of Empire

Maximilian C. Forte , May 25th, 2018


North Korea is an exceptional state, but unlike an imperial power it lacks a doctrine of exceptionalism. It is exceptional in that it is willing to suffer any…


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