North Korea

The Cardinal Sin Of International Finance

"...the prime directive of any organism - whether it’s an amoeba or a person or a corporation or a government - is to survive... That’s why the US government protects the petrodollar so zealously. It needs the system to survive..."

Mainstream Media Paint Power-Grabbing Saudi Dictator As Roguish, Visionary 'Reformer'

"The cynical plan has been met, in some media quarters, with condemnation, but for many in the Western press, MbS' self-serving power grab is the action of a bold 'reformer', a roguish bad boy doing the messy but essential work of 'reforming' the kingdom - the 'anti-corruption' pretext of the purge largely repeated without qualification..."

South Detects "Engine Test" At North Korean Nuclear Facility

More than two months have passed since North Korea held one of its missile tests - the longest period of tranquility this year, although it may be ending soon: South Korea’s National Intelligence Service warned on Monday that it has detected suspicious activity at the North’s missile research facility.