Billionaire behind world’s largest silver miner dishes on how renewable energy will re-shape global politics and the energy company he’s investing his time and money into.
Iran and North Korea: Brothers in Nuclear Arms
Exactly how closely have the two countries helped each other develop their nuclear programs? The Iran-Iraq War ended in 1988, but the Iran-North Korea relationship stayed intact. Iran wasn’t particularly interested in being a permanent client of North Korea; it wanted to produce missiles on its own. But North Korea had a head start on them, and Iranian geopolitics demanded initiative, not patience.
This Graphic Shows the Reach of North Korea’s Most Successful Missile Test
Kim Jong-un is variously seen as a fantasy-sodden rattler of sabers or a mad and dangerous threat to global peace. Whichever more closely approximates the truth, the world is watching North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile quest ever more uneasily.
Moscow Fumes as Montenegro Becomes NATO’s Newest Member
NATO's latest "enlargement" is very unpopular with the Kremlin. Russia views it as deliberate Western aggression. On the other hand, this could bring solid, lasting peace to the Balkan peninsula.
Is the US Striking a Grand Bargain with China over North Korea?
One of the West’s top China experts believes a deal may be in the works to neuter North Korea’s nuclear aspirations and change the course of history.
The Perils of Regime Change...Libya: A Nation Engulfed in Chaos
Lawlessness and fear have become the new normal in this North African nation, since the uprising that toppled Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
North Korea: Structured for Survival
What explains the longevity of the Kim dynasty?
VIDEO: Did Qatar Pay Al-Qaeda $1 Billion Ransom?
Former top RAND expert reveals truth behind rumored deal & the future of the crisis in the Gulf.