Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 24, 2019

DW: Russia's Putin meets North Korea's Kim: Side-show or power move in nuclear crisis?

In the wake of stalled nuclear talks with the US, Kim is seeking diplomatic assistance from the Kremlin. Russia wants stability on its far-eastern border — but President Putin may have a bigger picture in mind.

Even the driveway leading out of Vladivostok train station in Russia's Far East was prepared for Kim Jong Un's arrival. According to Russian media reports, city authorities made the driveway leading out of the train station less steep so North Korean leader's limousine could get out without getting stuck.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 24, 2019

Vladimir Putin should make the most of his summit with Kim Jong-un, and propose a modernisation-for-peace deal -- Chan Young Bang, SCMP

Spurned by Washington, North Korea's Kim seeks a friend in Putin -- Maria Vasilyeva and Vladimir Soldatkin, Reuters

Bombings intelligence row exposes tension in Sri Lanka government -- Kate Mayberry, Al Jazeera

The ISIS-directed terrorists in Sri Lanka used an explosive highly favored by terrorists called TATP -- Stephen Bryen, Asia Times

Sri Lanka bombings claimed by Islamic State, but can we really believe they're responsible? -- Philip Williams, ABC News Online

We must resist the perverse logic of religious terrorism -- Felix Steiner, DW

France, Macron in spotlight over 'high-stakes' Libya policy -- AFP

The Line Between Conflict and Stability in Great Power Competition -- Jeff Goodson, Stratfor

Get ready for the end of the EU as we know it, says Ivan Krastev -- Kersten Knipp, DW

How Russian motorcycle gangs, fake news and cyber attacks could threaten NATO, and how US forces can help -- Kyle Rempfer, Military Times

US reestablishing strong presence in Europe -- F. Charles Parker, Stars and Stripes

Two years and 448 pages later, some Mueller fans ask: was he tough enough? -- Nathan Layne and Ginger Gibson, Reuters

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