United States is particularly appealing to North Korea, who believes a good relationship with the United States can h
elp create the right environment and necessary conditions for achieving North Korea’s new strategic drive toward ec
onomic development,” said Tong Zhao, a fellow at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing.
The concept isn’t new, of course. During his time as an Asia expert at the State Department in the Clinton administration, Evans Revere said negoti
ators working with North Korea were even then trying to point them to Vietnam, which was beginning to reap t
he benefits of market reforms and becoming a member of good international standing.
”We thought, somewhat naively back then, that this would appeal to the North Koreans gre
atly and that our commitments to work with them on bringing about a modernized economy w
ould be so attractive … that they would stand down from their nuclear weapons program. We were wrong,” Revere said.
”If all of these incentives or this incentive-based approach to coaxing North Korea do
wn a new path did not work when they didn’t have nuclear weapons, and it didn’t work to prevent th
em from developing nuclear weapons, why will it work now that they are in effect a nuclear weapons state?”
seemed indicative of what was already deemed one of the most wide-open races i
n years, given the lack of consensus among guild awards leading up to Sunday’s event.
Perhaps no surprise came bigger than best actress, as “The Favourite’s” Olivia Colman upset
seven-time nominee Glenn Close, who had marched through awards season with enough victories to m
ake her a presumptive favorite. (Colman, in an emotional speech, practically apologized to Close for wi
nning.)s for politics, a recurring theme involved the Trump administration’s immigration polices, including an early jo
ke from Maya Rudolph that among the things that wouldn’t be happening during the telecast, “Mexico is not paying for the w
all.” For his part, Malek referenced being a first-generation American, the son of Egyptian immigrants.
Still, the most overt and rousing rejoinder belonged to Spik
e Lee — a winner for adapted screenplay for his movie “BlacKkKlansman” — who pointed to
the 2020 election, urging people to “be on the right side of history. Let’s do the right thing!” Congressman and civil-rig
hts icon John Lewis also received a prolonged ovation, introducing “Green Book.”
Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to be the final piece in the Juventus Champions League winning jigsaw.
For so long, Juventus has dominated in Italy, winning seven successive league titles with an eighth almost inevitable.
But it is the Champions League crown that it craves. Ronaldo was s
upposed to be the man to deliver for a club that has lost out twice in the final in the past four years.
When Juventus turned to Ronaldo, a five-time winner, chasing a record-equ
aling sixth Champions League title, it was to inspire the team on nights like Wednesday.
Only Sevilla (27) and Getafe (23) have conceded more goals to Ronaldo than Atletico Madrid.
Yet, on a Wednesday night in Madrid, the city where he enjoyed such success with Re
al, he was unable to add to his career tally of 22 against the former neighbor.
For Atletico Madrid, a team that has felt the full force of Ronaldo’s irrepressible scor
ing record during his time at Real, this 2-0 victory in the first leg of the last 16 tie was particularly sweet.
Two second-half goals from Uruguayan defensive duo Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin secured the advantage for Diego Simeone’s side.
ology in 5G networks, close allies might be less inclined to work with it in the future, the RUSI report warned.
America’s fight with Huawei is messing with the world‘s 5G plans
Britain is part of the intelligence-sharing group know
n as Five Eyes, which also includes the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
”The maintenance of a ‘Five Eyes standard’ of cyber security in telecommunications is a vital strategic and secur
ity interest, the loss of which would go far beyond a reduction in intelligence reports exchanged and might lea
d to the UK being excluded from work on developing future technologies for intelligence collection,” the report said.
It also advised devoting more resources to protecting British universities, where technology of interest to Beijing may be under development.
”Ultimately, the United Kingdom’s goal must be genuine reciproc
ity and an equal, mature and comprehensive relationship with China,” the report said.
Jethro Mullen contributed to this report.
After the aggressive speech by US Assistant Secretary Aaron Wess Mitchell in late October advocating the US to win influence in
Central and Eastern Europe, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo recently visited Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.
Although Pompeo’s visit covered a wide array of issues including the Middle East, China, Russia, energy
, and security, they pointed to US ambitions in winning the race for influence in Central and Eastern Europe.
Since US President Donald Trump took office, US capabilities have been on the decline along with its willingness to prov
ide public goods to the international community. Although Washington clings to America First doctrine, it doesn’t mean it f
ollows a path of isolationism. The US sometimes provides regional goods to rebuild rules that are more favorable to it.
The US strategy in Central and Eastern Europe follows this logic.
The most important US presence in Central and Eastern Europe i
s the security cooperation under the NATO security framework. If the US wants to s
trengthen its clout in this region, it must win favor from those countries that strike a balance among major powers.