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Image Korea: Is Trump Bringing Peace in Our Time? [Lima Charlie News]

Korea: Is Trump Bringing ‘Peace in Our Time’?

The war between North and South Korea is set to find its formal end in 2018, a result of combined US, Chinese and South Korean pressure. The recent meeting between the leaders of the two sides promises a peaceful future on the divided Korean Peninsula.… Keep Reading

Image Pakistan Supreme Court appears to be running the country [Lima Charlie News][Graphic: James Fox]

Pakistan Supreme Court appears to be running the country

After a spat with the ruling Islamist party, the Pakistani military has empowered the Judiciary to take over more of the day to day running of the country. Earlier this month, ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, China, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held a succession… Keep Reading

Image NYPD in Afghanistan, ISIS suffers key setback [Lima Charlie News][NATO photo: Erickson Barnes]

NYPD in Afghanistan amid ongoing war against ISIS

KABUL, Afghanistan – Bringing more than 150 years of combined policing experience, this week a New York City Police Department (NYPD) delegation, led by police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, CEO Abdullah Abdullah, NATO leaders of Kabul Security Force (KSF), and several other… Keep Reading

Image Trade war? International markets surge thanks to China [Lima Charlie News][Image: Johannes Eisele/AFP]

Trade war? International markets surge thanks to China

As international commodities, currency and trade markets worldwide continue to surge, US President Donald Trump, leader of the free world, may take credit. By all indicators, however, Chinese President Xi Jinping, the de facto leader of the unfree world, could in fact be responsible. On… Keep Reading

Image Kim Jong-Un isn’t as crazy as you think [Lima Charlie News][Image: Reuters]

Kim Jong-Un isn’t as crazy as you think

It is widely believed that North Korea and its leaders are crazy or irrational. Incoming National Security Advisor, John Bolton, has said that Kim Jong-Un is irrational and cannot be deterred. His predecessor, HR McMaster, said much the same thing. These views are entirely wrong.… Keep Reading

Image China continues to make inroads into Pakistan [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Daily Pakistan]

China continues to make inroads into Pakistan

China’s sale of weapons to Pakistan has continued to grow, and a strategic new friendship between the two poses challenges for the U.S. China continues to make inroads into becoming an increasingly important regional powerplayer in Central Asia. In yet another symptom of the deepening… Keep Reading

Image China's President Xi is not an emperor, he’s a planner [Lima Charlie News]

China’s President Xi is not an emperor, he’s a planner

On February 25th, China’s official press agency, Xinhua News, announced a proposal by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress to make a series of amendments to the constitution. The most substantial of these changes would remove term limits, first introduced by Deng Xiaoping… Keep Reading

Image Russia's mercenaries and a campaign of misinformation [Lima Charlie News]

Russia’s mercenaries and a campaign of misinformation

A little over a month ago, on February 7, U.S. forces reportedly engaged pro-Syrian government forces, including the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), and Russian security contractors near the banks of the Euphrates River, pounding the group for hours with drones, fighter jets, Apache helicopters, heavy-air… Keep Reading

Image In Mao’s shadow, Xi Jinping rules absolutely over China [Lima Charlie News]

In Mao’s shadow, Xi Jinping rules absolutely over China

Xi Jinping will soon remove one of the last remaining obstacles to his presidency. Almost certain to be passed by China’s National People’s Congress this week, a legal reform that removes the term limitation on the office of the president, will effectively transform President Xi into… Keep Reading

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