Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 8 March 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, It is Friday afternoon and as we’ve learned, big news often drops sometime in the evening.   There will probably be something that should have been addressed in the update, but was intentionally kept until the evening … Read More

Weekly Update from Mark Armstrong – 1 March 2019

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Greetings from Tyler,   It’s been said before, but demand for racist hate crimes exceeds the supply. Media soberly reports the heinous incidents until they’re proven to have been a hoax by irrefutable evidence, then they drop them like a … Read More

Zero chance Kim Jong Un will denuclearize: CFR’s Richard Haass

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un won’t denuclearize: Richard Haass Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass discusses why he feels that President Trump won’t be able to convince North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to give up his nukes. Denuclearization … Read More

Trump, Kim get second chance to make deal, but expectations low amid doubts N. Korea will surrender nukes

President Donald Trump waves while boarding Air Force One for a trip to Vietnam to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. – EVAN VUCCI/AP HANOI, Vietnam — President … Read More

Analysis: Inside the heads of Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump at the Hanoi summit

Nine months after they first met in Singapore, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, the US president, will come together again this week for a high-stakes summit. They hope to overcome an impasse on how to deal with North Korea’s nuclear … Read More

China sounds out Japan and South Korea for another summit about North Korea this year, sources say

The proposed talks in Beijing in December would be the second such summit this year, and could represent Beijing’s attempt to hold sway in the wake of the Trump-Kim meeting. China has sounded out Japan and South Korea to hold … Read More

Why the US-China ‘Trade War’ remains a war of words

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Finished steel coils sit in a storage warehouse. President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports from China. CHRIS RATCLIFFE/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES Recent days have presented a dizzying series of reversalsfollowed by reversals of reversals over whether, when, or … Read More