Analysts estimated the early September North Korean testing of a hydrogen bomb to be between four and 16 times more powerful than any of their five previous nuclear tests. This timing of this testing was an effective radioactive middle finger to China.
The Saudi state would not be what it is today – the region’s sole remaining Arab power – if it was not the custodian of the two holy mosques. But the geopolitical environment for the Saudis is rapidly changing.
A six-time White House advisor pulls back the curtain on what’s really happening inside the Trump administration. The President has become a backseat driver and it’s destroying any chance of getting things done.
The divide between Eastern/Central and Western nations in the European Union is growing. Eastern nations joined the EU with the hope to foster national identity and freedom. Meanwhile, Brussels pushes for deeper integration and oversight to hold the union together. How long will this tension last?