In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.
Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor at the University of California, San Diego Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
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By Vasilis Trigkas
In the 4th century BC Macedonia, a Greek-speaking kingdom of Northern Greece, under the leadership of Phillip II, set out to unify the Mediterranean World. Macedonia’s quest for hegemonic stability brought her into a direct conflict with old established Hellenic powers like Thebes, Sparta and most of all Athens.
By the mid 4th century BC Athens had recovered from the disastrous defeat of the Peloponnesian war. The resilient Athenians had reestablished their powerful navy, expanded trade with Egypt and the Middle East and had even reclaimed parts of their old empire in the Aegean Sea and the Bosporus. Athens’ cultural accomplishments had turned the city into “the school of Hellas” and intellectuals from every part of the Mediterranean world flooded into Athens and enrolled in its renowned philosophic academies.
During that period, the Democratic tradition of Athens endowed historians with the speeches of two exemplary…Continue
This summer, as ISIS surged into Iraq and the conflict in Syria finally boiled over into its neighbor, Al-Qaeda was somewhat marginalized from the public-policy debate. While al-Qaeda remained an important focus for policy makers and strategists,…Continue
Is it too much to ask for? That we be at peace with each other and just thrive to develop our planet and everything else far beyond. Please read the article below and let me know what you think...…Continue