this week’s news was all about North Korean missiles and their launch capability. The international community has grown tired with the country’s threats and their continued belligerency. The Unites States has vowed to take their threats seriously (despite no evidence of North Korea preparing for a large scale attack), and China has refused to send an envoy.
The world is poised for North Korea’s next move, however, what that move might be is hard to tell given the country’s record of unpredictability. Curious about North and South Korea’s relations amid rising tensions? Read Tiffany Lee’s account in A Peninsula Back at War: what’s happening between North and South Korea?
In the United States, what does the news coverage of death of a teen by the NYPD reflect about the media? The death of Kimani Gray and the media machine by Molly Korab. Elsewhere in American news, what does this new law mean for discerning American citizens, if anything? Big Biotech and the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ : is America overreacting? by Asma To.
The Zimbabwean citizens have almost unanimously voted for constitutional reform, but who knows if Mugabe will let it happen.Read more in Zimbabwe’s Fresh Start? by Emile Bouffard. The United Nations slowly retreating from Liberia might be interpreted by some as a marker of progress, but some Liberians are calling it premature. What do you think? Liberia – A Phoenix from the Ashes, or Destined for Flames? by new writer Kali Corrigan.
Continued turmoil in Syria might not bode well for Lebanon given their long and complicated history The Most Beautiful Part of Syria: Lebanon’s Fraught Relationship With Its “Big Brother” By Alex Langer. Would Western armaments for Syrian rebels lead to a faster end for the long and violent conflict? More on Syria in Should the West arm Syrian rebels? by Theo Bourrelier.
That’s all for now readers,