Random pics I know, but these pretty much sum up this week -- I've had my hands full adjusting a tiny new guest in our home (that's Muki the Yorkshire Terrier with Mazinga the Labradoodle above) before working on DPRK matters. A real highlight was a panel discussion at the United States Institute of Peace on the divisive issue of food aid to North Korea. Brought back many memories of working on the same subject at the United Nations and I have to agree with USIP's Richard Solomon: the Middle East peace process and the situation in North Korea will likely be the longest lasting geopolitical issues of our time.
Burkina Faso: With all the media coverage of Egypt and Libya, where are the cameras to document uprisings in lesser known areas of Africa?
Hegemony: Joseph S. Nye discusses American power post bin Laden.
North Korea: Former US politician and diplomat Bill Richardson believes there is a current window of opportunity for dialogue between the US and the elusive state.
South Korea: Increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks from North Korea are anticipated by SK's national security policy-making institute.
Climate Change: Tanzania will experiment with 'eco villages' in order to serve as a model for environment friendly living.
"Geronimo": The use of the word for bin Laden irks American Indians.
Mexico: Never mind the mass graves and daylight throat slashings, here's why you should still consider a trip south of the border.
Theater: Chay Yew is the first Asian American to head a major regional theater.