Articles by Johan Galtung, 15 Apr 2013

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USA-East Asia Looking Into the Abyss
Johan Galtung, 15 Apr 2013 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2013

North Korea could dismantle its verbal and physical threats, hoping for peace treaty-normalization in return. Like in Cuba 1962, that would not be one good for another, but one wrong for another. Would USA, used to dictate outcomes giving nothing in return, agree? Like in 1962 keeping it secret, with a “profile in courage” narrative? Hopefully, but not very likely, some secret deals are in the making. A change of mentality is needed, like in Europe in 1950. That may take centuries, but could also happen very quickly under enlightened statesmanship.

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