It is certain there will continue to be regional instability, and that in Pakistan it will be essential that the army continues in its role as protector of democracy, Brian Cloughley writes.
Why did the objective and original Economist indulge in Moscow-slanging? That is the question.
In all the years of useless conflict in Afghanistan the western media has never listed the names of Afghan Army soldiers killed in action, because these soldiers don’t matter in the greater scheme of things in which they are but inconsequential pawns.
The United States and North Korea are now on a more civilized level of behavior. But nothing basic has been resolved. Maybe Trump has some more concessions up his sleeve, like cutting the number of US troops in the South. But Korea is now on the back burner as Trump wages trade wars around the globe.