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There is no good -- let alone perfect -- policy for the North Korean problem. But the Trump administration needs to tone down its insults, get serious and try to find some way to stabilize the situation. EFE

The confrontation between the United States and North Korea is in a more dangerous zone than at any point in decades. Each side has announced tough positions, issued threats, and underscored that its positions are non-negotiable. Each side is now boxed in, with little room to maneuver. How to get off this perilous path?

A 55 años de la Crisis de los Misiles Cubanos, la tensión nuclear vuelve a cundir la escena internacional

 10/20/2017 - 15:17
Rampas de emplazamientos de misiles soviéticos en la isla de Cuba. Octubre de 1962. 

La intransigencia de Corea del Norte con su programa nuclear y las retaliaciones de Donald Trump, han vuelto a poner en tela de juicio la “tranquilidad” y la estabilidad de la paz mundial. Así lo recuerda la historia, 55 años después de la última crisis nuclear.

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[OP-ED]: Is Kim Jong Un crazy and unpredictable -- or smart and strategic?

 09/25/2017 - 10:46
An undated photo released  by the KCNA, the state news agency of North Korea, is described as showing the country's leader Kim Jong Un (R), supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, guiding a launching of the medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an unspecified location. EFE

 I am sometimes asked what world figure I would most want to interview. For me, the answer is obvious: Kim Jong Un. The general impression around the globe continues to be that the North Korean leader is crazy, provocative and unpredictable, but I think that he might well be strategic, smart and utterly rational. Since I am unlikely to get that interview, I have decided to imagine it instead.

US President Donald Trump makes his debut at the United Nations on Monday

 09/18/2017 - 03:51
The United Nations Security Council holds vote on sanctions resolution against North Korea at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 11 September 2017. EPA-EFE FILE/ANDREW GOMBERT

Over 130 world's leaders will gather in New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly, an organisation that Trump has severely criticized. They will discuss climate change, the Iran nuclear deal, atrocities against a Muslim minority in Myanmar and North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.

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