Let’s Tune In: North Korea declares its nuclear potential

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said on Friday:” “We will not waive our right for self-defense, which is crucial for the country’s existence, for the security of the state and its people, no matter how difficult the situation is,” he said. “Regardless of the political and military situation on the Korean peninsula, brought about by the US, we won’t reject nuclear weapons, because we need to deter the United States, which is a nuclear power.”

[ANALYSIS] The US-Latin American Policy Strategy: A Dialogue From Both Perspectives

Latin American-US relations are in a rocky place. The Biden administration started with great words but little results against the advances of China in the region. Meanwhile, the Republicans tend to show little interest for the region.

Let’s Tune In: Taiwan’s Issue

The Chinese response to the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the highest American representative person there since 1997, arrives. People’s Republic of China decided that the right response was to halt the US and Chinese cooperation in several fields such as defense, justice, and climate change and to take several measures against Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family members, this last by relevant laws in China.

Press Review: July 2022

Joe Biden argued that the U.S. is prepared to use all elements of its national power to prevent Iran from acquiring or developing nuclear missiles. Mario Draghi is on the verge to resign as Italy’s PM and the President of Sri Lanka has announced its resignation.

Uncle Nick: The New American Friend

The Ukrainian war skyrocketed the oil and gas prices, pushing the US inflation.
President Biden, as a pragmatic Democrat, started to revive the commercial relations with Venezuela, putting at stake his reputation on human rights.

A New Dawn of the EU-US Relationship in Digital and Tech Issues

With the appointment of Joe Biden as president of the United States, the lawmakers of both the European Union and the United States have expressed their desire for a new dawn in transatlantic ties. Hence, the new president of the US was seen by MEPs as a chance to reinforce the EU-US relationship to tackle common challenges. Particularly emphasising the need to regulate tech giants.

US Sanctions on the ICC: A Symptomatic Approach Towards International Law

Trump’s sanctions on the International Criminal Court only stressed a tendency that has always characterised the US approach towards the international criminal jurisdiction. Will anything change under Biden’s presidency?