U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford has met with South Korean officials to ease concerns of a military confrontation in the region. Although South Koreans are used to Pyongyang's agressive posturing, this time it's kind of different.
There is little to get excited about these days in the villages and crossings south of the inner-Korean border. But the surprise announcement of a summit between North Korea and the US has sparked a sense of optimism.
President Trump's new security adviser has built a reputation as a foreign policy hardliner, who has advocated military action against North Korea and Iran. What does his appointment mean for the future of US policy?
Is President Trump succeeding on N. Korea and failing on Iran? Analyst Paulo Casaca says while Trump's policies for the two countries are quite similar, Middle Eastern and Northeast Asian geopolitics are very different.
With the "Islamic State" largely defeated, the US has reportedly been looking to form an Arab force to secure northeast Syria. Experts warn the military presence could further complicate an already complex civil war.
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