President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony, on Thursday canceled next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement by the North. Evan Vucci | AP
Nuclear Diplomacy

Trump Scraps North Korea Summit to Save Face – What Comes Next?

Pyongyang has emphasized that it won’t tolerate the unilateral shifting of goal-posts beyond acceptable lines, while Trump has been caught between the positions of top diplomat Pompeo and John “Strike First” Bolton.

 

Somalis remove the body of a man killed in Saturday's blast, in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The death toll from the huge truck bomb blast in Somalia's capital rose to over 50 Sunday, with more than 60 others injured, as hospitals struggled to cope with the high number of casualties, security and medical sources said. (AP/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
War on Terror

Imperialism, Intervention, “War On Terror” Detonate In Mogadishu

The recent devastating car bombing in Mogadishu has been blamed by Somali officials on the terrorist group al-Shabab. But the violence (and famine) that have beset Somalia have deeper roots — decades of imperialism and intervention, and use of Somalia as a staging grounds for the “war on terror.”