Tag: Diplomacy

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The Helsinki Summit: Trying to Turn the Page on the New Cold War

Maximilian C. Forte , July 17th, 2018

Finally, on Monday, July 16, 2018, the Helsinki Summit bringing together Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place, despite shrill demands that it be…


“One Day This Door is Going to Open”: A Review of “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang” (Documentary)

Maximilian C. Forte , June 10th, 2018

Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang (2015) is probably the documentary to be seeing right now, made timely once again not just by the fact that it gives…


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…


Is the United Nations Broken?

Ronald Niezen , November 1st, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump excoriated the United Nations at the 72nd U.N. General Assembly in September. MediaPunch/Associated Press When the United Nations General Assembly convened its…