• Global geo-political series: is it good cop-bad COP strategy for North Korea after a game of chicken?

    Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 03 Oct 2017 02:23:53   Eastern Standard Time

    It was not too long ago that the U.S. President Donald Trump and the Supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un were exchanging chilling threats and war rhetoric leading to tensions across the world. It was more like a game of chicken – who would succumb to threat first. While America’s allies and other super-powers like Russia and China urged the United States and North Korea to back down from issuing threats and the rhetoric continues for quite some time. The war exchanges have so far failed to work and help bring the situation under control. As a matter of fact, it would not be a false remark to suggest that the United States lost the game of chicken. As North Korea said over Trump’s tweet “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!” that the United States has declared war on North Korea and the country reserves the right to attack U.S. airplanes even if they didn’t enter North Korea’s airspace, the United States backed down and said that there has been no declaration of war.

    Last week, as the U.S. Secretary Tillerson speaking at a press conference in China said that there is no communication blackout between the United States and North Korea and the U.S. is looking for negotiations, not conflict, President Trump tweeted, “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man... ...Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done! Being nice to Rocket Man hasn't worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won't fail.”

    Mixed messages coming out of Washington has been very confusing so far and Trump’s latest tweet make us think that is U.S. playing good cop/bad cop after the failed game of chicken?