Critical Analysis: What’s up with North Korea?

Since being sanctioned by the UN in March for carrying out a third nuclear test, Pyongyang has threatened nuclear strikes on the US, formally declared war on the South, and pledged to reopen a nuclear reactor in blatant defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. On Friday, North Korea warned it would not be able to … Read more

Critical Analysis: China’s Upcoming “Elections” and Xi JinPing

  Xi JinPing is a likeable figure to the Chinese people: a fan of soccer and Hollywood war movies and married to a glamorous woman who is a famous Chinese folk singer. At ease with himself, the population is placing its confidence in this burley man with a deep, sonorous voice. Xi JinPing has some … Read more

Critical Analysis: Germany’s Bailouts – What Might This Mean for Spain?

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court approved Chancellor Angela Merkel’s proposal to support the bailout plan for the 17 countries in the euro zone: the European Stability Mechanism (“E.S.M.”).  The ESM, a continental version of the International Monetary Fund, will handle bailouts and work with the European Central Bank to buy the bonds … Read more