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North Korean Duck

In recent days North Korea has gone much further in its rhetoric and provocations than ever before. Early March Pyongyang threatened to exercise its "right to a pre-emptive nuclear attack", then it promised to strike the United States with “smaller and lighter nukes” and nullified the 1953 armistice, having warned that it could brace for a showdown with enemies. Couple days later North Korea also made all North Koreans sing an inspiring song about wiping out the U.S. imperialists...

Prosviryakova Maria
03.04.2013 16:20:00

Does Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Want a Nuclear Deal With the USA?

... at all. In February Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose support is considered crucial for any major foreign policy decisions, said that direct talks between Iran and the United States will not solve the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program. So, what does this remark reveal about his real thoughts about a nuclear deal? Does he want a deal at all? Or does he want to reinforce his revolutionary positions? Which is more probable and how much more probable? The Bayes’ Theorem ...

Prosviryakova Maria
13.03.2013 23:16:00

Tit-For-Tat With North Korea

The tense situation over North Korea’s nuclear program continues to escalate. Last year it proclaimed itself a nuclear state in its constitution and then successfully launched a space rocket that is only a little different from one that could carry a warhead. If this months’ test was ...

Prosviryakova Maria
27.02.2013 10:54:00

North Korea and its Nukes

... world. Even China, Pyongyang's only ally, condemned the act. North Korea will most likely face tougher sanctions that might make its citizens even more miserable. Even though, it is in Pyongyang's interests to negotiate about halting the nuclear program, the regime can never agree to dismantle it completely. North Korean Foreign Ministry described the test as “a resolute step for self-defense” necessitated by the U.S. hostile behavior, especially by implementing before anyone ...

Prosviryakova Maria
13.02.2013 11:21:00

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