Daily Archives: July 1, 2019

Trump Makes History by Walking into North Korea. Could This Help to Finally End the Korean War?

Published on Jul 1, 2019
President Trump made history Sunday when he became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in North Korea. Trump was there to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the military demarcation line at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Kim then invited Trump to cross the line, which has divided North and South Korea since 1953. Trump then took about 20 steps into North Korea. Following the meeting at the DMZ, Trump and Kim held a three-way gathering with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Sunday marked Trump and Kim’s first meeting since nuclear talks broke down in February. More nuclear talks are reportedly scheduled to begin in the coming weeks. We speak with Suzy Kim, associate professor of Korean history at Rutgers University, and Christine Ahn, founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.

Pope Francis declares ‘climate emergency’ and urges action | Environment | The Guardian


Today’s Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Already Locks in 1.5°C Warming, Study Warns | InsideClimate News


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A simple and smart way to fix climate change | Dan Miller | TEDxOrangeCoast

Published on Oct 23, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Dan Miller shares his passion and empathy for saving our planet. While focusing on a simple solution to help fix climate change, he alerts us on our responsibilities as engaged citizens to be involved and take urgent actions towards the environment, our planet, and our society.

Ivanka Trump Becomes Global Laughingstock In Viral G20 Clip

Published on Jul 1, 2019
Over the weekend, the Trump administration appeared at the G20 Summit, and for some reason Ivanka Trump tagged along. Ivanka wasn’t content to sit on the sidelines, so she attempted to jump into a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and IMF chief Christine Lagarde, only to be completely ignored. The whole thing was captured on video, to help amplify her awkwardness. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

The South China Sea explained

Published on Apr 10, 2017
Between its strategic location and wealth of natural resources, the hotly contested South China Sea could become a flashpoint for major conflict. More from SMH China correspondent, Kirsty Needham – http://www.smh.com.au/world/by/Kirsty…

Who owns the South China Sea? | CNBC Explains

Published on Feb 1, 2018
The South China Sea is one of Asia’s hottest commodities, with $5.3 trillion of trade cruising through its waters every year. CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi explains which countries believe they have a stake in this valuable body of water.

What does China want? | The Economist

Published on Aug 27, 2014
An animated infographic depicting China’s territorial disputes. Is China trying to expand its territory?

Is war between China and the US inevitable? | Graham Allison

MPublished on Nov 20, 2018
Taking lessons from a historical pattern called “Thucydides’s Trap,” political scientist Graham Allison shows why a rising China and a dominant United States could be headed towards a violent collision no one wants — and how we can summon the common sense and courage to avoid it.

Are China and the US doomed to conflict? | Kevin Rudd

Published on Apr 1, 2015
The former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd is also a longtime student of China, with a unique vantage point to watch its power rise in the past few decades. He asks whether the growing ambition of China will inevitably lead to conflict with other major powers — and suggests another narrative.