What happened to the sentiment of 'never again' that was universally embraced in the wake of World War II to prevent calamities such as this from occurring?
There is an awareness that the wealth to the south, across the DMZ, is not to be sneered at. Nor is suffering to be cherished.
We are highly vulnerable to either a trade war involving the US and China, or to disruptions caused by a military conflict in our export markets.
Any fanfare trumpeting yet another round of negotiations without such tripartite agreement will inevitably see those new negotiations being eventually buried.
Passchendaele became the code for blood needlessly spilt; for decisions that should have, in any other context, demanded the trial and execution of its initiators.
Iraq, once the cradle of civilization, has and continues to experience one of the most horrific violent conflicts in modern history that defies any semblance of civilized humanity.
A PLO-governed State located in the remaining 5% between Israel and Jordan represents a threat to both Jordan and IsraeL.
The first generation of the 'New Chinese' – the Chinese baby boomers – grew up experiencing harsh living conditions.
The problem here is that both Israel and Hamas are living in self-denial, as if they can wish the other away. Both are guilty of playing politics.
Trump needs to identify a new Arab partner to replace the PLO and join Israel in allocating sovereignty of the disputed territories between Jews and Arabs.
President Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate Accord seems to have had an outcome in the intensification of alarm.
We decided to introduce democracy, a totally alien concept to a land historically governed by tribes, and which no foreign power has ever been able to govern or fully conquer for long.