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Berkeley paradox: Birthplace of free speech now offended by it
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
What started as a debate over conservative pundit Ann Coulter's scheduled talk at the University of California, Berkeley, has become a nationwide showdown over freedom of expression, with a lawsuit filed and riots in the offing. “We don’t accept the right of immigrant-basher bigots to come to Berkeley and help propel Trump’s deportation machine to make it more hostile for human beings who are here,” says Hoku Jeffrey, a Berkeley graduate and representative of By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), a left-wing group that participated in previous protests that grew violent. In protesting her presence, groups like BAMN are wielding the right to assembly.
Attack on Afghan base a reminder: Taliban pose the greater threat
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Disguised perfectly as Afghan soldiers, the 10 attackers launched the Taliban’s spring offensive in spectacular fashion, rolling undetected into one of the most secure army bases in northern Afghanistan, and killing some 170 recruits as they left Friday prayers. The Taliban attack at Mazar-e Sharif’s Camp Shaheen appeared aimed at further undermining Afghanistan’s embattled leaders and security forces. It also served as a reminder that the Taliban, and not the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), still represent the most potent Islamist insurgency threatening the Afghan government.
Hear this, oh those who listen
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
In a recent skit on “Saturday Night Live,” two actors in a mock TV ad invite Americans to live in a new planned city called The Bubble. A video of this skit might be useful to show before many public events in the United States these days, such as talks by controversial speakers at public universities or at town hall meetings with elected leaders. By and large, civility and free speech remain the norm in academia and politics.
To fight domestic violence among Syrian refugees, an outreach to men
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Aaref fled to Lebanon from Syria five years ago to escape the war raging in his homeland. Life as a refugee in Lebanon is grueling. The stress soon led to conflicts between Aaref and his wife, of the type they hadn’t experienced since they were young newlyweds learning to navigate life together.
A middle way forward for a divided France? Macron voters hope so.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
France has a well-earned reputation for being quick to protest over everything from labor laws to Uber to increasing the age of retirement. The pair are convinced that Mr. Macron, who will face Marine Le Pen in France’s May 7 presidential runoff, and his “En Marche” movement will shine a light on a different side of France: a side that pounds the pavement to found startups and seeks a revival in politics. Recommended: More than Bastille, Bonaparte, and brie: Test your knowledge of France with our quiz!
What's left out of Trump tax plan? The 'D' word
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Mr. Trump’s election campaign included both pitches for tax cuts and pledges to tame federal debt. It’s not yet a detailed plan, but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin set goals and principles Wednesday that include slashing corporate tax rates from 35 percent of profits to 15 percent, and cutting individual taxes as well.
Hezbollah's defiant signal to Israel, Lebanon, and the UN
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The stated objective of the Hezbollah-coordinated press tour of southern Lebanon was to see new Israeli defensive installations on the border – indications, according to the powerful Shiite Lebanese militia, of Israeli fears of Hezbollah’s growing military might. The unprecedented spectacle appeared to be a deliberate and calculated breach of a UN Security Council resolution that bans non-state forces from bearing arms in southern Lebanon, and it illustrated the unmatched sway Hezbollah wields, and the impunity it enjoys throughout the country. Recommended: Hezbollah 101: Who is the militant group, and what does it want?
Edible insects give Mexicans a taste of history – and maybe the future
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
There are crispy brown grasshoppers cooked into that bread. Eating bugs “is confused with being something exotic,” not just by foreigners, but by many city-dwelling Mexicans as well, says Isaac Sandoval, co-owner of the Época de Oro Chocolateria, who is serving up critter-covered chocolates. “This is tradition and is a huge part of Mexico’s story,” Mr. Sandoval says.
Republicans control all of Washington. Why aren't they winning more?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Republicans have a majority in both the House and Senate, and there’s a Republican in the White House. Like many US chief executives before him, President Trump is discovering that partisan dominance isn’t a magic button. There are numerous impediments to a party working its will in national governance, even if it has a congressional majority and holds the executive branch.
Trump’s possible logic on North Korea
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
As North Korea moves to own more nuclear weapons and missiles, will Japan and South Korea seek nuclear weapons rather than rely on the United States – as the preferred cop on the beat – with its deterrence threat of nuclear retaliation? This has helped curb the proliferation of nuclear weapons, helping to keep the world safe from a devastating type of warfare. It is in this moral context that the world must watch what President Trump, along with China, is doing about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
Witnesses to execution test a 'somber civic duty'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Dale Baich has watched 13 people die in the Arizona death chamber. One in particular has stayed with him: convicted murderer Joe Woods, who took nearly two hours to die. In some respects, Mr. Baich, a capital defense attorney, had no option but to be there for a client.
For Turkey's Erdoğan, new powers present fresh challenges
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Dressed all in black and with a string of prayer beads wrapped around his wrist, the bearded election monitor in Istanbul's conservative Fatih district predicted that a “yes” result to expand presidential powers would heal Turkey’s deep divisions, and usher in an era of utopian calm. “Turkey will be a more understanding, tolerant, and sympathetic country,” said Ülker Abdullah, an Istanbul security guard appointed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to watch a polling station for the landmark referendum April 16. “If the result is ‘yes’ … people will live with each other with more respect, with more diversity,” said Mr. Abdullah, of his expectations of investing Turkey’s charismatic but divisive leader with sweeping new powers.
Israeli president’s advice on Holocaust remembrance
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
If his talk can inspire Israel and its neighbors to live in peace someday, perhaps it will be remembered as long as the Holocaust will be. The third way accepts the need for Jewish solidarity and the goal of preventing genocide but adopts the Jewish value of respecting all men and women, regardless of their religion or race.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
Now on the threshold of the French presidency, who is Marine Le Pen?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
When Marine Le Pen was a child growing up in Paris, her friends never slept over – their parents wouldn’t allow it. Ms. Le Pen describes in her autobiography, “A Contre Flots,” or “Against the Current,” a childhood that was full of insults, suffering, and injustice – all simply because of her family name. Recommended: More than Bastille, Bonaparte, and brie: Test your knowledge of France with our quiz!
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
A Mideast rivalry worth watching
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
At the heart of many Middle East conflicts lies a fierce rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Both now have leaders eager to win over young people with fundamental reform. For Saudis, that leader is Mohammed bin Salman, the deputy crown prince who is barely over 30.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
Readers write: Power of science, regional change, enjoying and learning
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
John Yemma captures some of the stellar glow of science in his March 20 Upfront piece, “The pure spirit of science.” But the gleam of science goes well beyond the wonder of new discoveries and the excitement of dedicated workers. Scientific thinking provides a logical, inspired pathway to solve problems and trigger scintillating inspiration. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
O'Reilly and changing a culture of sexual harassment
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
When Fox News was forced to part ways with their wildly successful host Bill O’Reilly this week, many pointed out an all-too-common problem in many American businesses: a culture that tolerates sexual harassment. Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled such behavior a form of illegal discrimination in the workplace, there remain significant gaps between the nation’s social ideals and the realities on the job. To change workplace culture, many professionals say, it's not so much policies or training that make a difference but the tone established by leaders.
British lawmakers say high heel workplace ban is a step too far
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Calls to introduce a law barring employers from requiring female employees to wear high heels at work were shot down by British Parliament Friday, which found that existing legislation was “adequate” in its scope to curtail workplace sexism.
Those obituaries for Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
There is no doubting why Donald Trump, America’s 45th president, chose to hang a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, in the Oval Office: He sees himself as the political heir to the nation’s first populist president. Last week, on one day alone, President Trump reversed himself on closing the Export-Import Bank, labeling China a “currency manipulator,” and canning Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve. The “globalists,” including economic adviser Gary Cohn and son-in-law Jared Kushner, were ascendant; Steve Bannon, chief policy strategist and keeper of the populist-nationalist flame, was on the outs.
In Balkans, a fragile order grows brittle, threatening stability
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
In this bucolic corner of northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Tomasevic can still afford to be indifferent to international affairs. Almost two decades after the guns of war fell silent in the Balkans, marking the end of Yugoslavia’s breakup, renewed tensions are bubbling up, threatening a carefully calibrated order that has yielded an increasingly brittle stability. Recommended: Think you know Europe?
Is the tumult of France's presidential race a sign of longing for lost grandeur?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
If there has been one constant in France's 2017 presidential campaign, it has been the repeated rise of the outsider who comes out of nowhere to scramble political assumptions and electoral math. The latest example is Jean-Luc Mélenchon. This week, he's breathing down the necks of both his far-right counterpart and longtime frontrunner Marine Le Pen and young centrist Emmanuel Macron, the two favorites to advance.
After 'Facebook killing,' social media confronts its dark side
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Can civility survive on an unfiltered internet? In the span of less than about a minute, a gunman whom police identified as Steve Stephens held up his smartphone camera to Mr. Godwin, and filmed his murder on a Cleveland street. Recommended: Are you savvy about social networks?
How to make natural calamities ‘dull’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
If you follow natural disasters in the news, such as giant earthquakes or massive storms, the current drought in Somalia fits the script. Images of extreme hunger have hit the media. The United Nations has asked for $825 million in donations.
Is anyone mightier than Le Pen?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
When Marine Le Pen was a child growing up in Paris, her friends never slept over – their parents wouldn’t allow it. Ms. Le Pen describes in her autobiography, “A Contre Flots,” or “Against the Current,” a childhood that was full of insults, suffering, and injustice – all simply because of her family name. Recommended: More than Bastille, Bonaparte, and brie: Test your knowledge of France with our quiz!
The next O'Reilly: Why young conservatives may not want a Papa Bear
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Papa Bear is gone from the airwaves. “Papa Bear” is Bill O’Reilly, of course – the 8:00 p.m. star who helped make Fox News the right-leaning network of choice. Comedian Stephen Colbert gave Mr. O’Reilly the nickname while shaping his old “Colbert Report” into a satire of and homage to the newscaster’s blustery approach.
The latest sanctuary city? Mexico City.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
On a recent Tuesday morning, scores of passengers disembarked from an unmarked plane and entered a back corner of Mexico City’s international airport through frosted glass doors. Since January, airplanes carrying between 130 and 135 Mexican deportees from the United States have arrived here three times a week. It’s an increase over the two flights a week that arrived starting in 2013, under former President Barack Obama, who some nicknamed “Deporter in Chief” for the record number of deportations that took place under his administration. Deportations from the US to Mexico fell during the first few months of President Trump's term, compared to 2016.
Why North Korea may be a threat to itself
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
As the Trump administration continues to rattle a saber at North Korea, it should take note of a new survey by two economists at South Korea’s central bank. In interviews with hundreds of recent North Korean refugees, they found the United States has already invaded the country in one big way: The preferred currency among North Koreans for buying food, goods, and services is the American dollar, not the local currency. This is a sure sign of a thriving underground market despite the official line of a state-run economy.
Moscow plans to give people new apartments, but is there a catch?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Recommended: Sochi, Soviets, and czars: How much do you know about Russia? The effort to move about 1.6 million residents out of the nearly 8,000 targeted buildings – dubbed Khrushchevki after Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet leader who ordered them built – is in principle a benevolent one. Many residents say they fear that they will be shifted into enormous housing developments on the city's outskirts, without the green space and the community surroundings they are accustomed to, while the often valuable downtown real estate their old buildings sat upon will be handed over to developers to construct luxury housing for the rich.
Crisis in Venezuela: Can Trump ‘lead from behind’ in Latin America?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The Trump administration, which is showing some unexpected glimmers of interest in promoting human rights and democracy, may have an opportunity to do both, right in America’s backyard – with increasingly volatile Venezuela. Instead, it will be through cooperation and partnership with Venezuela’s steadily more concerned and outspoken neighbors and Latin America’s solid democracies – which just might hold sway with a government in Caracas that rejects US pressures as same-old “yanqui” imperialism.
The twin goals behind North Korea's resolve on nuclear weapons
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The Trump administration has portrayed the US missile strike on a Syrian air field earlier this month as a sign its willingness to make tough decisions. “The logic is pretty simple,” says Wenran Jiang, an associate professor of political science at the University of Alberta, in Canada. As a small, impoverished nation focused on its own survival, North Korea is deeply committed to holding on to its nuclear arms.