Sunday, March 17, 2013

Iran-N. Korea Coordination Coming into Sharp Focus

Conflicts Loom in Northeast Asia and the Middle East

North Korea and Iran are clearly coordinating their menacing moves and statements ahead of President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Israel. The two partners in nuclear and missile crimes are testing, taunting, boasting … and plotting provocations that could easily spin out of control.

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Perceptions matter. North Korea and Iran perceive the United States as weak. Weakness invites aggression.