The chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen just declared she believes there won’t be another financial crisis in our lifetimes. Her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, said the same thing about the housing market – just prior to the housing crash of 2007-08. Does this mean a crash is coming?
As the tension between North Korea and the US continues to grow, the possibility of war is rapidly evolving into a probability. Now some military experts worry that an attack via EMP (electromagnetic pulse) on the US mainland might be a feasible option for Pyongyang.
The differences in North and South Korea's GDP, military might, and other metrics are widely known. Less discussed are the physical effects of living more than 70 years under staggering different regimes.
North Korea and Iran have had a long-standing relationship, trading nuclear and missile know-how. But, what does this relationship really look like, and are the two countries cooperating today to defy the will of the United States?
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.